Monopoli

Travel Guide
Monopoli showing a coastal town

Embark on guided tours of old churches, inspect artifacts on display in the museums and climb to the castle summit.

Monopoli is a stunning town recognizable from its historic white and brown structures and seafront walls overlooking the scenic Adriatic Coast. Castles and palaces adorn the Old Town area, while the spectacular Monte San Nicola Faunal Reserve straddles the municipality. Get a sense of the local culture with a trip to the various museums and churches.

Among the highlights within the walled Old Town is the Cathedral Basilica of S.S. Mary of Madia. Admire its neoclassical façade, with pillars flanking the main portal. Enter this holy site to see the polychrome décor of the altar and marvel at the acclaimed works of art that decorate the church interior.

Continue on the ecclesiastical theme with a trip to the Cathedral of Romualdo Museum. Explore its fascinating archeological artifacts and tombs dating back thousands of years. Nearby is the 18th-century Salviamo San Salvatore. Take a guided tour for a comprehensive understanding of the church, its history and its reputable art.

Stroll along the defensive walls that run parallel to the coast. Lay down a blanket on the sandy beach for a picnic and cool down with a swim in the Adriatic Sea. Here, you will find the 16th-century Charles V Castle, which has a wonderful viewing platform at its summit. Enjoy the thrill of a soccer game at the Stadio Vito Simone Veneziani, where local team S.S. Monopoli 1966 plays.

For a change of scenery, head to the western outskirts of the town and relax in the green and spacious Parco Belvedere Lama. This vast urban park is home to many wild donkeys.

Find the town in the region of Puglia in the southeastern part of Italy’s Adriatic Coast. It is at the northern end of the Salento heel at the bottom of the country’s topographical boot. Arrive via train to Monopoli Railway Station or get here by car from Bari in about 30 minutes.

Monopoli is a preserved gem with a scenic coastline and intriguing historic center.

Where to stay in Monopoli

Torre Cintola Natural Sea Emotions
Torre Cintola Natural Sea Emotions
4 out of 5
Località Capitolo, Monopoli, Bari, 70043
The price is $127 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Monopoli. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (88 reviews)
"Nice property by the beach. Clean room and bathrooms, on-site parking."

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Torre Cintola Natural Sea Emotions
Palazzo Indelli
Palazzo Indelli
4 out of 5
Piazza Garibaldi 27, Monopoli, BA, 70043
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $150 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 21
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Monopoli. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (126 reviews)
Regular
"La experiencia no fue muy buena. El Lugar era simple, el desqyuno teniaun metodo muy ineficiente y el Personal tampoco era experimentado. Buenas intenciones pero con una estructura frágil."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Palazzo Indelli
Don Ferrante - Dimore di Charme
Don Ferrante - Dimore di Charme
5 out of 5
Via S Vito 27, Monopoli, BA, 70043
The price is $302 per night from Jun 8 to Jun 9
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Monopoli. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (75 reviews)
"We liked e writhing g about this property. Good location, great staff, beautiful room, wonderful breakfast."

Reviewed on May 7, 2022

Don Ferrante - Dimore di Charme
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Holiday Monopoli
Holiday Monopoli
Vico Dell'Erba 8, Monopoli, Bari, 70043
The price is $88 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this aparthotel in Monopoli. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (20 reviews)
"Great place, very helpful staff."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Holiday Monopoli
Santa Maria 24 - Luxury Apartments
Santa Maria 24 - Luxury Apartments
Via Santa Maria, 24, Monopoli, Bari, 70043
The price is $167 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 17
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Monopoli. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (43 reviews)
Nice but a little noisy
"Amazing location, nice size apartment and super cute courtyard for drinks. The issue being noise (not from outside but in) and temperature. We were kept awake most of the two nights we were there by neighbouring apts, and the apt was so hot the aircon just made no difference whatsoever. The ‘superb’ ..."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Santa Maria 24 - Luxury Apartments
Apartment at 500 meters from the sea
Apartment at 500 meters from the sea
Monopoli, Puglia
Stay at this property in Monopoli. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and a TV. Popular attractions Parco Belvedere Lama and Cathedral of Romualdo Museum are located ...
Apartment at 500 meters from the sea
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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