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San Vito dei Normanni

 

 

San Vito dei Normanni is an agricultural town with a well preserved historic centre of medieval period. The castle located in the heart of the old town was constructed by Boemondo di Altavilla in the XII century and rebuilt between the XV and XVI centuries.

Among the churches to be visited the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria built at the end of the XVI century to commemorate the battle of Lepanto. Inside a silver portrait of San Vito can be seen.

The area around San Vito is full of rock churches and archaeological remains such as the Paretone dei Greci, a megalithic wall of obscure origin stretching for about 2 km, and the rock church of San Biagio with richly decorated frescoes.

 

 

San Vito dei Normanni tourist information

+39 0831 955 236
Piazza Carducci, 34

 

 

Towns in Puglia