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Fantastic church

If you visited Baroque Lecce you should find some time to visit the Northern part of Puglia. The... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2015
Robert d
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
A jewel you cannot miss

Bitonto Cathedral is not well known but is very much worth a visit. It boasts impressive Romanesque... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2015
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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4 Aug 2015
“Fantastic church”
4 Apr 2015
“A jewel you cannot miss”
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

If you visited Baroque Lecce you should find some time to visit the Northern part of Puglia. The cathedral in Bitonto is the opposite of the churches in Lecce. Built by the Normans in 12th-13th century it belongs, in my opinion, to the most beautiful...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Bitonto Cathedral is not well known but is very much worth a visit. It boasts impressive Romanesque architecture and sculpture. It's interior was "cleaned" of all the latest baroque additions and closely resembles it's original form. The frescos decorating the walls were infortunately lost in...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

The Bitonto Cathedral must be one of the finest examples of an early Christian cathedral in Italy. This beautiful Romanesque cathedral dates from the 12 century and is a refreshing change from the 'over the top' Baroque churches which can be found in great numbers...More

1  Thank Ipalus
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This stunning Romanesque Church predates all the Baroque ones in places like Lecce by hundreds of years! Bitonto was the place where Christianity arrived in Southern Italy, and when it did it built in top of Roman buildings. This Cathedral has restored these layers of...More

1  Thank RubaSkala
Reviewed 22 November 2012

The Church is old so it it cool, but it really isn't all that spectacular considering all the other churches in Italy. The archeological site underneath is very comprehensive and many people don't know it is there. If you like that sort of thing go...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2012

This Romanesque building from the late 11th century has early Christian church ruins in the lower level. There is a tile figure of a Gryphon (Griffin) dating back a couple thousand years. It was found while repairing a church floor. A gryphon is described as...More

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