GUIDED TOURS CISTERNINO ITALY: THE COUNTRYSIDE AND OLD CITY CENTRE – THE PRODUCTION OF THE MEAT SPECIALTIES

TOUR DURATION: HALF DAY TOUR

GUIDED TOURS CISTERNINO DESCRIPTION

It’s one of the main stops of the Itria Valley, a real jewel placed about 400 meters on the sea level, so that it will be possible to admire the green surrounding countryside from every single corner of the city: hills, dry walls, trulli scattered everywhere. Cisternino takes its name from the Basilian monks who built their Byzantine abbey on the ruins of the ancient Roman city: they called it “San Nicolò cis-Sturninum” and today the Mother Church took this place. We will start our walking tour exactly from this temple of the 14th century, St. Nicholas’ Church with its 18th century façade and the San Quirico’s promenade, dedicated to the patron of the city; we will also admire here the Amati Palace, just before going through the narrow streets of the city protecting buildings of great architectural value such as the 13th century Norman tower and the Episcopal Palace next to the Mother Church. A great charm shows the main square, Vittorio Emanuele Square with the Clock Tower and the ancient gates of the city walls as the “small gate” where we will also find the Governor’s Palace dating back to the Venetian domination of the 16th century. Since the city is famous for the cold cuts and barbecues, at the end of the visit, we will move right outside the city for a gastronomic experience: we will visit a famous factory producing cold cuts including the famous capocollo, a seasoned sausage obtained by the upper portion of the pork’s neck and a part of the shoulder: we will also notice that every aspect of the production respects the quality of life of the breeding animals and is in accordance with the specific philosophy and rules of the Association of Producers.

Final tasting will be mandatory!

MEETING POINTS: CISTERNINO – NORMAN TOWER ( SHOW MAP

VISITORS WILL MOVE BY THEIR OWN TRANSPORTS

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