Alta Murgia

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Alta Murgia more than an usual park


The Puglia Region is characterized by many forests and naturalistic sites. The National Park of Alta Murgia is an amazing example of that.

The Alta Murgia is a breathtaking curvy area located in the middle of the Land of Bari indeed. It is a limestone block emerged 70 million years ago and its hills even got about 600 meters altitude.

The position and the peculiarities of the National Park give to travelers the chance to admire incredible landscapes at sunrise or sunset.

Actually many photographers come to the Alta Murgia for this purpose. If you take your time you’ll shoot great pics. Landscapes, vegetation and animals are often the perfect subjects, not just for landscape photos, but also for macro and details.

Hiking and trekking across the Alta Murgia hills

These hills have a lot to offer to travelers. Indeed, they are also a very interesting location for trekking and hiking lovers.

The National Park of Alta Murgia expands for a big area and it is sprinkled by a lot of Masserie, Jazzi and Poste.

So, walking or cycling through the land is an awesome and authentic experience. You’ll probably meet a Masseria: an old farm where in the old days farmers lived and worked. Or maybe you’ll find out kind of stone fences where the sheeps grazed, in Puglia known as Jazzi and Poste.

Nowadays this structures are almost all abandoned, but they’re still part of the Apulian culture and patrimony.

Normally, people who likes practice trekking or cycling loves to experience the Alta Murgia Park. This slow travel way is perfect to enjoy its natural beauties.

Local food and culture made in Puglia

While exploring the park is easy to catch the bond with the Apulian culture. Furthermore the National Park of Alta Murgia has also an important connection with food tradition.

It’s a naturalistic site, full of vegetation, mushrooms and animals species, but it also touches many towns and villages. In Puglia people are very traditional, especially speaking about local food. Even in the smaller villages is full of bakeries and farms, where to buy genuine local and (why not) organic food.

The Alta Murgia is quite famous for some of its typical food products. Examples of those, are many types of cheese among which the “big ball” (Pallone) made in Gravina in Puglia stands out.

Moreover the delicious bread made in Altamura has the protected designation of origin, that gives to this incredible product a quality certification.

Don’t miss to visit the points of interest nearby

Well, we advice, as original Apulians, to spend some days of your holidays in Puglia exploring and traveling across the National Park of Alta Murgia.

After having a charming naturalistic itinerary, have a break in one of the Alta Murgia towns. Going in a typical bakery or restaurant, you can certainly take a delicious local lunch, afterward run to visit the points of interest scattered around the Park.

Yes, because the park embraces also two of the most important cultural sites of the Land of Bari.

We’re speaking about the magnificent Castel del Monte and the Archaeological site of Rocca del Garagnone. Two considerable buildings founded by Frederick II which loved Puglia and its culture.

Some of the pictures you can watch in this page have been shot during a few hiking tours we had in the last year.

These have been taken in the Mercadante Forest and in The Monte Cucco Woods, but also simply hanging around and enjoying the whole Park.

Then, we love food! We obviously had a little stop in a typical bakery, to savor a piece of focaccia and bring at home an Altamura loaf of bread.

We always advice to make your own itinerary thinking about your needs and what you really love.

Explore the National Park on four seasons

The Alta Murgia area can give a lot, especially during spring, summer and fall time. Differently winter is the season of “hibernation” when animals and vegetation fall in sleep. During summer time the wheat has picked up by the farmers and the countrysides are full of hay bales everywhere.

A breathtaking show without any comparison.

Instead, whether in spring the hills are colorfully and flowered, then in fall season the grape harvest awaits you for amazing experiences.

Anyway, before coming or if you’re already in Puglia, take a look of our Weather page. Browse on that section filtering by Locations or Cities. To know something more about the weather at the National Park of Alta Murgia, click on Land of Bari and chose the town more close to you.

Further information

If you want to plan a day trip across the National Park of Alta Murgia, please contact the Managing Authority via the contact area below.

For more information about the Park visit the website ⇒ www.parcoaltamurgia.gov.it

Alta Murgia | National Park

Alberobello Info Point

Info point City Centre
Villa Comunale
Via Brigata Regina – Via Indipendenza

Tel. +39 392 9191825
info.alberobello@viaggiareinpuglia.it
alberobello@sistemamuseo.it

Andria Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 16
Tel. +39 0883 290231
info.andria@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Bari Info Point

Info point Airport
Arrival Area
Tel. +39 080 5361350
info.bariaeroporto@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Info point City Centre
Piazza del Ferrarese, 29
Tel. +39 080 5242244
info.baricity@viaggiareinpuglia.it
infopointuristicobari@gmail.com

Barletta Info Point

Info point City Centre
C.so Garibaldi, 204/206
Tel. +39 0883 331331
iat@comune.barletta.bt.it
info.barletta@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Bovino Info Point

Info point City Centre
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 1
Tel. +39 0881 966475
info@prolocobovino.it

Brindisi Info Point

Info point City Centre
Via Regina Margherita, 44
Tel. +39 0831 523072
info.brindisi@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Info point Airport
Arrival Area
Tel. +39 0831 412975
info.brindisiaeroporto@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Castellana Grotte Info Point

Info point City Centre
Via Matarrese
Tel. +39 335 1872857
castellanagrotte@sistemamuseo.it
info.castellanagrotte@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Castellana Marina Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Kennedy map
Tel. +39 099 843 3124
info.marina@castellaneta.gov.it

Ceglie Messapica Info Point

Info point City Centre
Via Giuseppe Elia, 16 map
Tel. +39 0831 371003
info.cegliemessapica@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Cisternino Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Garibaldi 2
Tel. +39 080 4441100
info.cisternino@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Conversano Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza della Conciliazione 9
Tel. +39 080 4956517
iat@comune.conversano.ba.it

Fasano Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Ciaia, 10
Tel. +39 080 4394182
info@infopointfasano.com
info.fasano@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Francavilla Fontana Info Point

Info point City Centre
Castello Imperiali | Via Municipio, 4 map
Tel. +39 0831 811262
iat.francavilla@libero.it
info.francavilla@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Gallipoli Info Point

Info Point Municipality
Gallipoli Municipality | Via Antonietta De Pace, 86 map
Tel. +39 0833 262529
comune.gallipoli.le.@turismo.com
info.gallipoli@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Gravina in Puglia Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Benedetto XIII, 17 map
Tel. +39 080 3269065
info@iatgravina.it
info.gravinainpuglia@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Laterza Info Point

Info point City Centre
Marchesale Palace | Piazza Plebiscito
Tel. 099 8296793
info.laterza@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Lecce Info Point

Info Point Sedile Palace
Sedile Palace | Piazza Sant’Oronzo
Tel. +39 0832 242099
info.lecce@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Info Point Castle
Castle Carlo V | Viale XXV Luglio
Tel. +39 0832 246517
info.lecce@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Lesina Info Point

Info point National Park Visits Centre
Centro Visite | Via Banchina Vollaro, 147
Tel. +39 0882 707455
centrovisite@comunelesina.it

Leuca Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Savoia
Tel. 0833 758111
iatinfopointleuca@gmail.com

Locorotondo Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 26
Tel. +39 080 4312788
locorotondo@sistemamuseo.it

Lucera Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Nocelli, 6
Tel. +39 800 767606
info.lucera@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Manfredonia Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza della Libertà, 1
Tel. +39 0884 581998
info.manfredonia@viaggiareinpuglia.it
prolocomf@libero.it

Margherita di Savoia Info Point

Info point City Centre
Via Principe Amedeo, 4
Tel. +39 0883 654012
info.margheritadisavoia@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Martina Franca Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza XX Settembre, 3
Tel. +39 080 4805702
martinafranca@sistemamuseo.it
info.martinafranca@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Monopoli Info Point

Info point City Centre
Palazzo di Città | Via Garibaldi, 8
Tel. +39 080 4140264
info.monopoli@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Monte Sant’Angelo Info Point

Info point Castle
Castle | Via Roberto il Guiscardo, 1
Tel. +39 0884 562062
info.montesantangelo@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Mottola Info Point

Info point City Centre
Viale Jonio
Tel. +39 099 8867640
mottolaturismo@libero.it

Nardò Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Salandra
Tel. +39 0833 836928
infoturismonardo@gmail.com
info.nardo@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Ostuni Info Point

Info point City Centre
Corso Mazzini, 8
Tel. +39 0831 339627
info.ostuni@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Otranto Info Point

Info point Harbour
Harbour | Via del Porto
Tel. +39 0836 801436
info.otranto@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Info point Castle
Castle | Piazza Castello
+39 0836 210407
info.otranto@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Peschici Info Point

Polignano a Mare Info Point

Info point City Centre
Via Martiri di Dogali, 2
Tel. +39 080 4252336
settore.turismo@comune.polignanoamare.ba.it

Rodi Garganico Info Point

Info point Municipality
Municipality | Piazza Giovanni XXIII
Tel. +39 0884 919432
info.rodigarganico@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Info point City Centre Summer Office
Piazza Rovelli
Tel. +39 0884 965576
info.rodigarganico@viaggiareinpuglia.it

San Giovanni Rotondo Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazzale Santa Maria delle Grazie
Tel. +39 0882 457698
info.sangiovannirotondo@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Sant’Agata di Puglia Info Point

Info point City Centre
Vico Farmacia, 8
Tel. +39 0881 984433
proloco.santagata@libero.it

Santa Cesarea Terme Info Point

Info point City Centre
Municipality | Via Roma,159
Tel. +39 0836 944043
info.santacesarea@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Taranto Info Point

Info point Castle
Castello Aragonese | Piazza Castello
Tel. +39 334 2844098
info.taranto@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Torre dell’Orso Info Point

Info point Boardwalk
Via Lungomare Matteotti
Tel. +39 329 6585220
info@cirasalento.it

Trani Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Trieste, 8
Tel. +39 0883 588830
info.trani@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Troia Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Giovanni XXIII
+39 0881 970020
info.troia@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Ugento Info Point

Info point City Centre
Via Adolfo Colosso, 5
Tel. +39 833 555476
cig.ugento@tiscali.it
info.ugento@viaggiareinpuglia.it

Vieste Info Point

Info point City Centre
Piazza Kennedy
Tel. +39 0884 708806
info.vieste@viaggiareinpuglia.it