Barletta is known as the city of the Disfida, meaning duel. This duel ended with the victory of the Italian knights commanded by Ettore Fieramosca over the French.
With our guide, you will visit the Cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Maggiore and considered one of the four palatine basilicas of Apulia, the Cantina della Disfida located inside the mighty Swabian Castle, the Basilica del Santo Sepolcro, and admire the Colosso, the 5th-century bronze statue of the Roman emperor Heraclius I. Art lovers should not miss a stop at Palazzo della Marra with its marvellous picture gallery dedicated to the painter Giuseppe de Nittis.
It is possible to combine the guided tour of Barletta, for a full day’s service, with a visit to Canne della Battaglia. Its archaeological park is of considerable interest. In 216 B.C. it was the scene of one of the world’s greatest battles (that between the Carthaginians led by Hannibal and the Romans led by Terence Varro). In Canne it will also be possible to admire the Church of San Ruggiero and the Antiquarium, whose archaeological material documents the long life of Canne from Prehistory to the Middle Ages.