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Ceglie Messapica

The name of this historic hilltop town recalls some of the earliest inhabitants of Puglia, the Messapi. Settlers in prehistoric times, the name Messapi means “between two seas” and this is in fact one of Ceglie Messapica’s many charms. Situated right in the heart of the countryside, it is almost exactly equidistant from both the Adriatic and Ionian coasts. Therefore, as the locals delight in telling you, you can pick which ever coast has the best wind when you want to go to the beach. Ceglie Messapica has a picturesque historical centre, built in the white stone typical of this area. But it is perhaps most well known for its excellent gastronomic tradition. The Gambero Rosso Guide – Italy’s equivalent of the Michelin ratings, highly recommends the gourmet restaurant “Cibus” and there are several other superb restaurants, as well as a selection of rustic “Osterias” serving delicious home-cooked food at very reasonable prices.

  • 1hr 20mins fromBrindisi

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Food & Dining

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Ceglie Messapica - Food & Dining

As you walk the cobbled streets of Ceglie Messapica towards the central piazza, you might notice the sweet smell of Biscotti Cegliese coming from the local bakeries. These biscuits are very popular in the town and have been made for hundreds of years from ground almonds, citrus liqueur and home made jam.

Ceglie Messapica - Restaurant types

  • Family friendly
  • Local/Traditional
Information updated 23 Jun 2014

Shops & Facilities

Ceglie Messapica - Shops & Facilities

General Services

  • Post office
  • Banks
  • Police station

Food Shopping

  • Green grocer

Healthcare

  • Pharmacy
  • Optician

Markets

A weekly market is held in Ceglie Messapica every Saturday during high season.

Beauty

  • Hairdresser

Information updated 18 Nov 2013

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Excursions

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Ceglie Messapica - Excursions and Places of interest

Natural areas of beauty

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

Attraction parks

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!

Regions to visit

Less than a 30 minute drive from Ceglie Messapica is the historical town of Grottaglie, famous for its locally crafted ceramics and pottery. The land surrounding the town has always been rich in red clay and the origins of pottery craft amongst local people dates back to the middle ages. You can visit the Museum of ceramics to learn about their traditional methods and even shop for your own piece of Italian dinnerware to take home with you.

Information updated 24 Jun 2014
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Ceglie Messapica - Events and Festivals

  • 01 May

    Labour Day

  • 01 Jun

    Festa Il Cavallo Parato

  • 02 Jun

    Republic Day

  • 24 Jun

    St John The Baptist Day

  • 14 - 15 Aug

    Assumption of Mary

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