ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK AND NATIONAL MUSEUM OF EGNAZIA
Nearby Monopoli, a few steps from the famous seaside resort of Capitolo, the Archaeological Park and the National Museum of Egnatia are located. Here, the time seems to have stopped in the VI century, when the Roman town was sacked by Totila King of Ghots (545 AD) and probably destroyed at the same time. The remains visible today in the vast archaeological area of the settlement are very interesting. Egnatia was inhabited since the Bronze Age, and reached its greatest development during the Messapic Age (VIII-IV century B.C.). From the III century B.C. it became part of the Republic and later of the Roman Empire.