Putignano

Putignano, famous for the oldest carnival in Europe and among the longest in the world, is a beautiful town extended on three hills, less than 40 km from Bari.

The heart of the town, which is gathered around Piazza Plebiscito, is an elegant parade of palaces and monuments to be discovered: the Palace of the Balì, the Mother Church, the fourteenth-century Church of Santa Maria la Greca with Baroque facade, and the Church of San Domenico, with the monastery and the Romanesque bell tower, are just some of the places to live and visit. For a stay in Puglia even more impressive, also, you can explore the underground of the surrounding countryside, where lies the Grotta del Trullo, an impressive karst cave embellished with extraordinary crystal inflorescences and a forest of stalactites and alabaster stalagmites.