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Giovinazzo


This pearl on the Adriatic stands out for being a suggestive village, with a typical historical center with Apulian characteristics, as well as having a marina with a lively nightlife and many beautiful equipped and swimming beaches. The walk in the village will not be limited within the historic center and will also space the streets of modern Giovinazzo to discover valuable sacred contexts and art.
  • Sea village
  • Village with towers
  • Oil city
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About the village

Nestled in the blue Adriatic Sea, Giovinazzo (or Scevenàzze, in the local dialect) is a charming medieval town that boasts a history spanning thousands of years. A hidden treasure of the province of Bari, it reflects all the authenticity of Puglia while keeping the charm of its past intact.

A plunge into the past
It is said that it was Perseus, son of Jupiter, who founded 'Jovis natio,' today's Giovinazzo, a seaside village that existed as early as the 4th century BC. Formerly known as Natiolum, the Roman center thrived on the ruins of Netium Peuceta, destroyed during the Punic Wars.

The walls and the elegant Arch of Trajan, commissioned by the emperor of the same name, are an important historical record for the village. During the first millennium, it was a village of fishermen, sailors and traders, and in 1257, Manfredi gave it to Giordano Lancia.

Along the course of history, Giovinazzo has known several seigniories: the Aragonas (from 1369 to 1461), Ferdinand di Capua, the Gonzagas, and finally the Giudice Caracciolo princes, who ruled it until the abolition of feudality in 1806.

A treasure trove of architecture
Walking through Giovinazzo's historic center, it is impossible not to notice the 16th-century Palazzo Saraceno, which now houses the Town Hall, and the Palazzo del Marchese di Rende. The religious focus is represented by the Church of St. Dominic, the Church of the Holy Spirit with its characteristic "trullo" domes, and the Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, where the Byzantine icon of the Madonna of Corsignano, the patron saint celebrated throughout August, is kept.

Giovinazzo consists of three hamlets: Sette Torri, San Matteo and Le Macchie, with Sette Torri as the oldest historic core located on a hill 142 meters above sea level. The waterfront offers enchanting views with its quaint little harbor, which has grown over the centuries as the main economic source of the village, especially in the 16th century when it became a vital trading port for Venice.

Attractions and points of interest
The town of Giovinazzo stretches from one side of the Adriatic coast to the other, amid rolling Murgia hills and crystal clear sea. In addition to its architectural and historical heritage, Giovinazzo offers restaurants and places where you can immerse yourself in the flavors and aromas of the local food and wine tradition.

Nearby, the Coastal Murgia is home to the dolmen of San Silvestro, a Bronze Age funerary construction.

Despite being off the beaten tourist track, Giovinazzo is a hidden treasure that offers patrons a unique authenticity and atmosphere, providing an unspoiled overview of Italy's history and cultural heritage. This undiscovered pearl of the Mediterranean deserves to be discovered and appreciated.

Village of Giovinazzo
The Municipality of Giovinazzo
Province of Bari
Region Puglia

Inhabitants: 20.480
Altitude center: 7 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
City of oil

Municipality
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 64 - Tel. 080-3902311

= distances as the crow flies

BY CAR

  • Highway A14 exit Bitonto. Follow road signs: about 6 km from the highway exit.

BY PLANE

  • Bari Palese airport

Giovinazzo Rock Festival - Last weekend of July

Born at the end of the nineties of the twentieth century by the initiative of a group of young people and of the Department of Culture of the city. From 2005 is organised by the association A.R.C.I. Tressett. Traditionally held on the last weekend of July inside the Area Mercatale, with free entrance. The Giovinazzo Rock Festival è entered and recognized in the national circuit of music festivals, also thanks to the participation in the various editions of the Meeting of Independent Labels. In the course of the years has hosted IPù 150 band including people, Giuliano Palma & The Bluebeaters, Marlene Kuntz, Dirty Beaches (Canada), Bandabardò, dEUS (Belgium), Africa Unite, blond Redhead(USA), Nada feat. The Zen Circus, Fujiya & Miyagi (UK), Casino Royale, the theater of horrors, line 77, Brunori sas, Aucan, Summer Camp (UK), Punkreas, Après class, size 35, Three Allegri Boys Dead, Offlaga discopax, Giorgio Channels, Ministers, Paul Gillman (Venezuela), Motel Connection, Toys Orchestra.

Sleep, eat, buy...

= distances as the crow flies
= distances as the crow flies
Le Comari di Puglia
A group of licensed tourist guides for Apulia organising guided tours in Italian and foreign lang...
Via Verrone, 11 - 70122, Bari (Bari)
17.85 Kilometers from Giovinazzo
= distances as the crow flies

Events

from
monday
12
august, 2024
to tuesday 13 august 2024

Grandma's Sandwich Festival

monday
19
august, 2024

Maria S.S. di Corsignano

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