The white cobbled streets and historic buildings of Carovigno nestle on a hill, below the majestic Norman castle at its summit. This traditional town is a maze of old streets and alleyways with rustic, picture-postcard scenes around every corner. Carovigno has a rich and varied history, having been ruled by many different people over the years including Romans, Bourbons and Byzantines, all of whom have left their mark on the town. The Adriatic coast is just a short drive from Carovigno, making it the perfect base from which to explore the many beautiful coves and beaches nearby.
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Local cuisine is rich in flavour but often simply made, as many of the recipes in Puglia originate from times of hardship where ingredients were scarce. Typical dishes include mashed fave beans served with wild chicory.
Torre Guaceto is a protected Marine reserve just 15 minutes drive from Carovigno and Ostuni. Here the landscape is a beautiful combination of Mediterranean olive groves, rocky cliffs, sandy beaches and wetlands rich in wildlife. No motorised water sports are allowed within the protected area but there are plenty of other activities to enjoy, including hiking trails, cycle routes, snorkelling and scuba diving. If you are really lucky you might even catch a glimpse of some Loggerhead turtles or dolphins!
The Zoo Safari near Fasano is a real treat for all the family! Open from March to September, the zoo is home to over 50 species of animal and there are fantastic dolphin and penguin shows to catch!
Castello Dentice di Frasso is an impressive castle right in the centre of Carovigno. Once protected by the towering city walls, the castle dates right back to the 12th century and is fine example of local architecture. Climb its tower, enjoy the beautiful courtyard and stop for a coffee in the small café.
Visit the famous caves of Castellana and be "wow-ed" by the amazing caverns, fossils stalactites and stalagmites that have been around for hundreds of years
Festa di San Gius...national event
At this patronal feast honoring St. Joseph, visitors gather in the evening around a large bonfire and sample local dishes such as tria and desserts. Events may include music, processions and more.
Good Fridaynational event
Easter Sundaynational event
Labour Daynational event
Liberation Daynational event
Festa Il Cavallo ...national event
Festa Il Cavallo Parato, Brindisi. This festival commemorates the Feast of Corpus Domini as well as the return of King Louis IX of France from the Crusades. A procession weaves its way through the town led by the bishop on a white stallion.
Bari Jazz Festivalnational event
The festival will be the stage for the greatest contemporary music trends, with a series of free concerts, held in spellbinding locations, steeped in art, nature and history. A rich line-up of front-rank artists and local talents, selected by an artistic committee of experts.
St John The Bapti...national event
Assumption of Marynational event
The weekend of August 14th/ 15h (Ferragosto) is a huge national bank holiday and many shops and services will be closed and restaurants will be very busy. Please be aware that traffic could be very heavy at this time.
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