“Apulia – La Finestra sul mare” is at 8-12 Via Porto in Monopoli, in a coloured shop near Piazza Garibaldi, characterized by a charming window overlooking the Old Port, from where every day you can admire a breathtaking view!
Monopoli, from the greek Monos Polis (unique city), is a pearl of the Adriatic sea, situated in the heart of Puglia, about 40 km south-east of Bari. The sea, characterized by the alternation of long stretches of golden sand coves with jagged rocks, fits perfectly with the lush countryside. From the plain of olive trees it reaches the plateau of the Murgia, with Mount St. Nicholas nearly 400 mt. above sea level.
Beyond the hill there is the “Valle d’Itria”, with its unique trulli (conical houses made by the characteristic “chiancarelle”) surrounded by dry stone walls, olive trees with the unique shapes and plants that are typical of “macchia mediterranea”. There are so many different landscapes within a few kilometres.
From the early medieval old town, built on the ruins of fortified Messapic town of V century BC, in a few minutes you can get to the countryside of the “city of hundred lands”, characterized by rocky churches, fortified large farms, oil mills, old hamlets and neo-classical houses.
The coastline of Monopoli is also enchanting, Blue Flag in 2013, with its 25 sandy beaches it spreads over an area of 13 kilometres.
Monopoli is situated along the Adriatic coast and it is about 45 kilometres from Bari airport and about 70 kilometres from Brindisi airport. It’s easy to arrive here by the main route S.S.16.