That part of Apulia known as “Terra di Bari” includes one of the most important Apulian towns, Monopoli. It approached to tourism only in recent years. Furthermore, this delay has helped preserve longer the beauty of the town and its broad hinterland. There is a lot to see, starting from the area around the local harbour and then moving on to the characteristic old town in which the contrast between the narrow alleys and the airy squares (such as: Garibaldi square, Palmieri square and September 20th square) stands out. People are attracted by the large number of churches which is another aspect of the old town. Amongst all of them, you must visit the cathedral of “Maria della Santissima della Madia” which represents a triptych of historic buildings, together with Charles V Castle and Martinelli Meo-Evoli Palace. Last but not least is the sea. Even though the coastline is rocky and characterised by deep water, there is an exception which is Capitolo, district of Monopoli, because it offers white sand beaches perfect for families with children. That’s why it is no coincidence that tourism has developed most in this area through the creation of hotels, guesthouses, bed & breakfast and the rest of this area normally associated with a bathing site.