Manduria is one of the most important towns on the Ionian side of Puglia.
The ancient town is sourrounded by defensive walls, These walls were first built during the time of the Messapii. Although part of these walls have been covered or destroyed by recent constructions many parts can still be seen.
The inner circle of the walls, made up of regularly shaped blocks, dates back from the V century B.C., while the central one dates back from the IV B.C. The largest and more robust external circle is arranged into two barriers.
Of the Roman period are the important natural grotto of Fonte di Plinio which in ancient times was held sacred to some water god. Manduria is also famous for its ancient noble residences such as the Palazzo Imperiali.
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Manduria tourist information
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Piazza Garibaldi, 21
Towns in Puglia