Monopoli, Italy Cruise Port, 2018 and 2019 Cruises to Monopoli, Italy | The Cruise Web
 

Monopoli, Italy Cruise Port

Monopoli is both a town and commune found in the Southeast of the Bari Province in Italy's Apulia region, situated on the Adriatic Sea where it serves as an important industrial, agricultural, and tourist center. The town has a very rich history that dates back to 500 BC when the first settlers inhabited the region in a fortified Messapian city. However, between the 11th and 15th century is when the town experienced significant growth by being part of the maritime republics of Amalfi and Venice. Much of the town's fortifications and buildings are still standing or reconstructed so the town still has an old town atmosphere. Featured below are some of the recommended experiences, attractions, and activities that visitors could enjoy after cruising to Monopoli, Italy:
 
  • History fans should pay a visit to the Castle of Charles the V, which was completed in 1525, but was then restored and further enlarged in the 17th century. The structure was later used as a jail in the 19th century until 1969. It is currently an art exhibition hall.
     
  • Nature lovers should not miss the opportunity to visit Mount Saint Nicholas (faunal reserve). The reserve is found on the summit of a hill in the Murge plateau where a large number of endemic plants are kept for preservation and continued growth.
     
  • Fans of archaeology should pay a visit to the Roman ruins found at Egnazia. Some of the buildings date back to 100 AD, but archaeologists state that there is evidence of habitation dating back to 1200 BC. The site tends to impress visitors to the area.
     
  • The region has a fairly long coastline, which means visitors should get the opportunity to visit some of the beaches that face the Adriatic Sea. In addition, the area has some very beautiful beaches that are secluded for a more private relaxation experience.
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