Monopoli is a small town on the eastern
coast of Apulia
between Bari and
Brindisi. Monopoli charms you on first meeting. The
town-wall rises from the sea, and carries the blending white
limestone-houses with their colour rich window-shutters. Behind the
first row, you find a lively historic centre with contorted narrow
The town has a good,
modern harbour, with a
beautiful fish-boat-fleet. On the pulsating fish-and
vegetable-market, on Piazza XX September,
the local fishermen and farmers sell their own goods.
Monopoli has a surprisingly
big cathedral with a rich baroque interior of
marble-mosaic. The community has at least 25 beautiful small beaches.
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele is situated between the
historical centre and the modern part of the town. Piazza Vittorio
is closed to traffic and is lined by small
oak-trees. In this square all people meet: mothers
with children, old men sitting on chairs chatting, youngsters having
joy and playing football, children on bike, young boys looking at
young girls walking arm in arm. Here they have political meetings,
out-door concerts. This is the art ”La vita bella”.
The modern Monopoli has small shops with all
the goods a modern person need and wish. Monopoli is a living town
with lots of small coffee bars, small restaurants, commercials,
industry, hospital, railway station, soccer-team, cinema,
conservatory and so on.
In Monopoli you
live well, and eat well, ....... and cheap.
Monopoli has a friendly climate.
The summer is warm, but because of a cooling breeze for the Adriatic Sea, it is not too hot. It is
only two months from middle December too middle February it is
Monopoli's big feast of the year is August
14th. On that date, the town celebrates its saint
della Madia with parade and
In Monopoli you
can stay for days, weeks, even your whole life without longing for
more, but for those with appetite on experiences, Monopoli's
sorroundings and the Italian region Apulia offers many