Porto antico di Monopoli
Porto antico di Monopoli
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18 626 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Porto Antico in Monopoli is imo the most picturesque and tranquil place in Monopoli.
It's set in the middle of old town, entering through a small arch - a small and calm bay with fishermen and their blue boats. Grab a sandwich and drink at Gustavo's around the corner and have your meal here soaking up the beauty.
Written 29 September 2023
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15 050 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples

This is arguably the most picturesque location in the city of Monopoli. You have the beautiful blue boats sitting in the deep blue water. For a backdrop you have a small lighthouse at one end, the back wall of the castle, and the bell tower of a 5th Century church.

Walk the dock and you will probably see fishermen working on their nets or gear.

This area has been a port for as many at 17,000 years. Archaeological excavations carried out between 1985 and 2011 by the Archaeological Superintendence of Puglia revealed evidence of a fortified basin on this site in the fifth century B.C..

That basin was later expanded during the Roman period to include a wall and fortified portal. And that Roman portal was later incorporated into the castle built by Charles V.

Other excavations have uncovered evidence of this area having been inhabited as early as the twelfth to fifteenth century B.C. by the Mesopotamians. Further evidence suggests they had strong commercial ties to the Mycenaeans of that era.
Written 14 September 2023
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debarilaw
New York City, NY375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
It's hard to think of a better place to take a photo. Even before I visited this place, I feel like I've seen paintings and prints of this corner of Italy.
Written 15 July 2023
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Andy F
Devizes, UK1 252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The old harbour area is a good place to spend some time. With a small lighthouse at one end, the back wall of the castle in the middle, and the picture-postcard small blue boats tied up in the small harbour, this is a lovely little place. You can walk around virtually all of it at the water's edge. There are places to sit too. Some small restaurants have terraces or windows that look out over it.
Written 24 June 2023
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4 675 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Porto Antico (Old Port) is quite the spectacle what with the red and blue boats (gonzo), the white-washed buildings with their intricately shaped balconies, the weather-beaten fisherman and the sense of serenity. It could take you minutes to view all this but to really appreciate it, you need to spend some time enjoying, relaxing and taking it all in.
Written 29 July 2022
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands3 150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The Porto Antico is the old port of Monopoli and you will find lots of gozzi (fishing boats) here in a wonderful scenery , framed by the old city wall.
A must see in Monopoli.
Written 10 May 2022
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IDoLoveFood
Belgium660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Plenty of seating possibility where tourists and locals can take some rest in the shade. If you do not take a picture here, your camera must be broken!
Written 21 November 2021
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foxerhs
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Short walking, half day, pictures in the oldtown, cafe, seafood restorants, okay for a half day. Must be known, that all the restaurants are closed between 14-17h, if you would like to eat, it is impossible.
Written 8 November 2019
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Sean M
Godalming, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
For a working port, this is a fantastic place. It's loaded with history and also loaded with charm. Plenty of places to eat and drink. A huge range of photo opportunities. We caught a festival on the Sunday and the place rocked! Market stalls, boat trips, bands, dancing ....... We loved it.
Written 21 October 2019
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Milton Kanno
Sao Paulo, SP9 904 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
This port creates a beautiful scenario because it has white Stone all over the city wall, the water is clear and Blue, the boats attract people to buy fish and there are art paintings on the path. Walk in this place is cool in anytime of the day, on sunny days pictures Will be the best thing do everywhere inside and outside the city. Good place to visit.
Written 16 September 2019
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