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Conversano, Province of Bari, Puglia

Conversano is an ancient town and an Art City 30 km south-west of Bari, 7 km (4 mi) from the Adriatic coast, on the edge of the gentle Murge hills.

Of pre-Roman origin, in the Middle Ages it became the centre of a large Countdom including areas of central and southern Puglia. It is renowned today for the breeding of Arabic black horses.

Info

  • Altitude: 219 m a.s.l --
  • Population: about 25,000 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 70014
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 080
  • Patron Saint: Maria SS. della Fonte, celebrated on the 4th Sunday in May, San Flaviano, celebrated on 24th November
  • Frazioni & Localities: Triggianello.

What to see

  • The medieval castle dating from the Norman-Swabian domination.
  • The Cathedral, the see of the bishop of the Conversano-Monopoli diocese.

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