The flat is in a great location: Penthouse - 50mt from the seaside,2nd floor (without elevator) apt; amazing terrace with fantastic fisherman port view, overlooking the old town to Mediterranean see, spacy livingroom (cable and satellite, TV,DVD and stereo)dinning hall,2 bedrooms (both double beds , with additional sofabed available), fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms (bath&shower), 2 balconies.
Althougth is in a plenty silent private court of this ancient XVI Century palace,the apt is located in the actual heart of tourist route because of its restaurants and bars as well as his historical sites.
The Ducal Palace of Giovinazzo was build in the mid –XVII cent. at the wish of Nicolò Giudice, Duke of Giovinazzo and Prince of Cellammare to design os Francesco Anonio Pichiatti of Naples, an architect to the Court of many talents. The building later becomes owned by Siciliani marquises of Rende, who lived there for quite some time. The building rises around a large inner courtyard over an area of approximately 500sq meters, and has long, imposing façade made of squared blocks of stone. The northern façade was build on top of the ancient town walls, as may be seen from the welling in the lower section, and looks straight out to the sea. What is visible today is entirely different on account of road built for the pier which interfered with the building‘s earlier connection to the coasts. The doorway chamber is covered with a barrel walnut leading up to the floors above which comprise about a hundred different rooms.
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Giovinazzo is a small , marvellous village.
Puglia stretches from the stiletto of Italy's heel to the spur further up the back of the boot. It has a Mediterranean climate with clear blue skies and sunshine for most of the year. It is very 'Italian'! You can find colourful and interesting markets in the towns selling fantastic fruit. vegetables. cheese, meat, fish. Eating out is a real pleasure, again lots of choice and very reasonably priced.
There is plenty to do in the area with many interesting whitewashed hilltop towns, villages with historic centres, Baroque and Romanesque churches and castles. Alberobello lies in the picturesque Itria valley (current Michelin guide recommends a three star drive through the area visiting the towns of Locorotondo and Martina Franca) Selva di Fasano is also well worth a visit. The grotto of Castellana is stunning as well as Castel del Monte, Trani and Bari.