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2 Hours Private Guided Tour in the Historic Centre of Altamura

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2 hrs 5 mins
Suitable for 1-10 Participants
Experience the rich history and culinary delights of Altamura with a 2-hour private guided tour. Begin with a visit to the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, where the guide will transport you back in time with fascinating stories of its history. Explore the historic center of Altamura, walking through ancient streets and immersing yourself in the city's charm. But the highlight of this tour is the entrance to one of the wood-burning ovens of Santa Chiara, where you'll unlock the secrets behind Altamuran bread. This typical bread, made from remilled durum wheat semolina, is renowned for its quality and even has the prestigious PDO mark. Discover the process and savor the flavors for yourself. Book this tour and delve into the captivating heritage and culinary traditions of Altamura.

Highlights

  • Explore the historic center of Altamura
  • Learn the secrets of Altamuran bread
  • Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient streets of Altamura
  • Discover the PDO-marked Altamura bread

Included

  • Authorized guide

Not included

  • Meals

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Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Introduction

Experience the charm and history of Altamura with a 2-hour private guided tour in the heart of its historic center. Immerse yourself in this enchanting Italian city known for its traditional bread made from remilled durum wheat semolina, which holds the prestigious PDO mark and is celebrated locally and beyond. Altamura's rich cultural heritage is beautifully preserved in its ancient streets and impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.

What to Expect?

During this captivating tour, you can anticipate a delightful blend of history, culture, and culinary exploration. With a knowledgeable guide by your side, you will first stop at the splendid Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, where fascinating stories of its grandeur and significance will be shared. As you continue, lose yourself in the enchanting alleys and cobblestone streets of Altamura's historic center, immersing yourself in the authentic atmosphere and admiring the medieval architecture. One of the tour's highlights is a visit to a wood-burning oven of Santa Chiara, where you will uncover the secrets behind Altamura's renowned bread. Witness the traditional baking process, learn about the meticulous techniques, and savor the delicious aromas.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone with a passion for history, culture, and gastronomy. It appeals to curious travelers who seek a deeper understanding of the destinations they visit. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a food lover, or simply someone looking for an authentic and immersive experience, this private guided tour in Altamura will fulfill your desires.

Why Book This?

Embark on this unique journey through Altamura's historic center to uncover the hidden gems and secrets of this remarkable city. With a professional guide, you will gain insights and stories that bring the past to life. From exploring the majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta to witnessing the art of baking traditional Altamuran bread, each moment of this tour immerses you in the local history and culture.

Good to Know

As you prepare for this tour, wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on uneven surfaces and bring along a camera to capture the picturesque sights of Altamura's historic center. The tour duration is approximately 125 minutes, allowing you ample time to appreciate the beauty and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this charming Italian city.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced this private guided tour in Altamura appreciated the in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm of the guides. They praised the captivating stories shared during the visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the insight into the traditional baking process of Altamuran bread. Overall, the tour left a lasting impression, offering a delightful blend of history, culture, and culinary exploration.
Meeting point
Near of War Memorial of 1799 (Cultural Monument)
End point
Near of War Memorial of 1799 (Cultural Monument)

Your Itinerary

Start

Meet your authorized guide at the designated meeting point to begin your private guided tour of the historic centre of Altamura.

Explore the Cathedral of Altamura

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Cathedral of Altamura, a stunning example of Apulian Romanesque architecture. Marvel at the intricate details of the facade and step inside to admire the impressive interior. Learn about the history and significance of this religious landmark from your knowledgeable guide.

Stroll through the Piazza del Duomo

Take a leisurely walk through the charming Piazza del Duomo, located in the heart of Altamura's historic centre. Admire the elegant architecture of the surrounding buildings and soak up the lively atmosphere of this bustling square. Your guide will share interesting stories and facts about the area.

Visit the Museo Archeologico Statale di Altamura

Discover the rich history of Altamura at the Museo Archeologico Statale di Altamura. Explore the fascinating exhibits that showcase the archaeological finds from the area, including ancient artifacts and remains. Gain insights into the prehistoric and Roman periods of Altamura's past.

Enjoy a traditional Altamura bread tasting

Indulge in a tasting of the famous Altamura bread, a local specialty with a protected designation of origin. Learn about the traditional bread-making process and savor the unique flavors and textures of this beloved culinary delight. Your guide will recommend the best local bakery to experience this authentic treat.

Discover the Sassi di Matera

Take a short drive to the nearby city of Matera and explore its famous Sassi, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander through the ancient cave dwellings and marvel at the unique architecture and history of this fascinating place. Your guide will provide insights into the cultural significance of the Sassi.

End

Conclude your private guided tour near the War Memorial of 1799, with a deeper understanding of Altamura's history and culture. Bid farewell to your guide and take some time to reflect on the memorable experiences you've had during your time in Altamura.

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Additional information

  • Not recommended for pregnant participants
  • Not recommended for participants with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
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