The bright blue village

Can you believe that in Puglia there is a village painted all in bright blue?

Are you curious?

This magical place is called Casamassima, a little charming town 20 km far from Bari.

Scroll down this article and enjoy other curiosities not to be missed about this place!

Why Casamassima is blue?

Casamassima do have a long history: the medieval village, built in the VIII century, is developed nearby a outstanding Norman Castle with an imponent tower.

This dazzling town is full of chiassi (blind alleys) and chianche (rocks) that compose the beautiful dwellings.

But why this village is all blue?

Legend has it that the town was painted in this typical shade in honour of the Madonna di Costantinopoli for saving the city from the devastation of the plague.

Because of that, in the 60’s the italian sculptor Vittorio Viviani renamed this city ” Città Azzurra” (Blue City): he was dazzled by this village can’t blame him!

When you dive into this amazing city, you can dream of Moroccan landscapes with your eyes wide open: Casamassima looks a lot like another beautiful village in Marocco, Chefchaouen!

Could you believe that?

We already told you, Puglia is full of beauty!

So.. when are you planning you next trip why not Puglia?


Casamassima is beautiful every period of the year but we suggest you come here around 40 days before Easter (Quaresima): in this period a beautiful celebration takes place! In the village are also exposed 7 amazing fabric dolls called “Quarantana Pupe” removed one per week until Easter!

In the Christmas time this village is all covered by outstanding luminarie! You can’t miss it!

How to go:

From Bari to Casamassima:


– 24 minutes crossing SS100 (State Road)


46 minutes using Trenitalia spa (timetables available on the official site)


55 minutes using FSE – Ferrovie Sud Est Barese (timetables available on the official site)

See you in Puglia!

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