Castellaneta is located some 250 miles (402 kilometers) from Rome, the capital of Italy, and about 120 miles (193 kilometers) from Amalfi.
To discover why so many travelers keep choosing Puglia as a place to spend their vacation time, ensure you and your travel buddies spend a while longer in the places surrounding Castellaneta. If you have time, head 18 miles (29 kilometers) to Putignano. Here you can visit the Carnival of Putignano and Castellana Caves.
About 18 miles (29 kilometers) to the west of Castellaneta is Matera, an important regional city where you'll find Cathedral of Matera, Sassi and San Giovanni Battista Church. Tramontano Castle and Domenico Ridola National Archaeological Museum are just a handful of the other interesting visitor attractions in Matera.
Go to Puglia's craft workshops, art museums and art galleries. These are good places to spend time, especially when the weather is less than perfect. If you ask residents their favorite places to see, you'll most likely be directed to Puglia's lighthouses, open-air museums and farms.
There are times when one of the most effective ways to see a place is by using the knowledge of the locals. The region offers a range of city walking tours, winery tours and culinary tours. Pack your equipment or rent it on the spot, and discover the region's water activities. Boating is an option. Another option is scuba diving.
At the end of your time in Castellaneta, spend the last of your euros on last minute keepsakes and bid a fond Ciao (farewell).