Monopoli Travel Guide

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Monopoli Things to Do

  • Zoosafari!

    While in Italy, we visited a Zoosafari in Fasano, just a few kilometers from our temporary home in Capitolo. Like other zoos in the world, it has bears, lions, zebras, giraffes, kangaroos and various other animals from over the world. Unlike other zoos I have visited, the Fasano Zoosafari allows you to drive through the cages (hence the name...

  • Adriatic Beaches

    Long stretches of sandy beaches, interspersed with rocky cliffs and outcroppings describes the coast around Capitolo. Most of the beaches are topless, so wear suntan oil on your sensitive spots!There are several big popular beaches, but also numerous tiny, secluded little spots hidden among the rocky shoreline.

  • Roman ruins at Egnazia

    Egnazia, just a few short miles south of Capitolo is home to an ancient & impressive excavated city. Though the remains of the buildings and other structures dates from before 100 AD, there is evidence of civilization here 1200 to 1300 years before Christ! The city was built along the water as a port and was surrounded by a stone wall carved from...

  • Side trip to Alberobello

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alberobello boasts numerous unique "Trulli" style stone huts. With its origins in prehistoric times, trulli huts have survived to be functional buildings of modern times. Not only is this area a World Heritage Site, it is also a significant tourist attraction of southeastern Italy. Some claim the stone houses...

  • Beautiful Beachside Mansions

    While in the area, I loved to walk and jog along the beaches with my camera. I really liked the beauty of the coastal mansions. Many had their own private beaches or inlets with a few small boats. Here are just a few photos of the beautiful seaside houses.

  • The Purgatory Church

    Next to the cathedral there is a church called Del Purgatorio e.g. Purgatory – with images of skeletons on its doors. It is open for mass only 6 – 7PM and I strongly recommend to visit it during the time. Inside you will find familiar Baroque interior(still under restoration) but on the adjusting chapel you will find mummies of some local citizens...


Monopoli Hotels

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  • Il Trappetello

    s.s. 16 Assunta Paterno, Monopoli, 70043, Italy

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Il Melograno

    Masseria Torricella Contrada Toricelli, Monopoli,

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • La Peschiera

    Contrada Losciale, loc. Capitolo, directly on the Adriatic, Monopoli, 70043, Italy

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

Monopoli Restaurants

  • Beachside restaurants

    My favorite thing about the Capitolo is the great restaurants on the Adriatic Sea. The feature a great blend of traditional Italian pastas and pizzas with local seafood. Pasta with squid or octopus is a favorite. Local stone oven pizza is different than we find in America, but very delicious. Most restaurants don't open until late... maybe 6 or 7...

  • Wild West in Italy

    “Saloon” is an Italian restaurant in the Wild West style. You will not see customer wearing cowboy hats here but the food is great, and service is excellent. Unlike many other places, it is open on Sunday .

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Monopoli Nightlife

  • Peroni Nastro Azzuro

    The first time I tried Nastro Azzuro beer the taste convinced me that this translated directly into "Nasty Azz" beer. I later found out this means "blue ribbon," but that doesn't make it taste any better. To give an idea of just how bad this beer is, it scores a 6 out of 100 on, an almost unheard of score.The beer comes in a green...

  • Avoid "The Lady"!

    No she's not a "lady of the night"... she's a lady of the bottle. Specifically, the wonderful, yet poisonous lady delicately displayed on the bottle of southern Italy's Amaro Lucano liquor.This potent pourable was first produced by the not-at-all famous Pasquale Vena in 1894. How it survived over 100 years no one knows. According to their website,...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Monopoli Local Customs

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    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 18, 2006

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    Italian Money is called the "Lira" -- oops! I haven't been to Italy in a few years. Italian money is now called the Euro, and it's used by most of western Europe. I guess my Lira are collectors items now.

    Capitolo is such a small town, I don't remember too many banks or money exchanges (if any). I recall the front desk clerks exchanging money for us if we needed it. Credit cards are accepted by most restaurants, hotels, and other businesses.

    Obsolete Lira
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Monopoli Off The Beaten Path

  • Masseria Fortificata Spina

    One of the discoveries we?ve made in Apulia, was the masseria. It is typical feature of the Apulian countryside but you will not find the masserie anywhere else in Italy.The masseria, half farmhouse ? half castle, was the way to survive in the medieval Apulia. A masseria appears basically as a sort of self-sufficient citadel with defensive means,...

  • Torre Masseria Spina Piccola

    When you finished exploring the first complex, leave the fortress and walk around it northwards. Wide path running along the fortifications brings you to the stone bridge. On the left you see old garden with the fruit trees and ahead, beyond the bridge – entrance to the underground caves covered with frescoes. The caves are the oldest part of the...

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