A provincial capital, along with Andria and Trani, Barletta is located south of the Gargano promontory and the Gulf of Manfredonia.
A renowned Art City, Barletta’s important patrimony comprises elegant architecture and precious museum collections. The heart of the historical old town is the Castle, one of Southern Italy’s most beautiful Renaissance fortresses, which now houses the Civic Museum. A few steps away from here, there is the Cathedral, one of the few examples of a Palatine basilica in Puglia.
Barletta is well-known for its famous challenge and visitors can go back in time by visiting the Tavern of the Challenge, a national monument located inside a 14th century palace. Just outside the historic centre, Palazzo della Marra is home to the Pinacoteca Giuseppe De Nittis, with more than 200 paintings by Barletta’s Impressionist artist. On the road to Andria, the Canne della Battaglia is an archaeological site of great value and interest.