The municipality of Cisternino is located in the amazing Valle d’Itria, renowned for its trulli, the cultivated fields, the centuries-old olive trees and dry stonewalls.
In the old town you can admire the many historical palaces: the Governor’s palace, a wonderful example of the Apulian Baroque; the Bishop’s palace, the Amati palace, the Lagravinese palace, the palace of De Vitofranceschi and the Ricci-Capece palace annexed to the homonymous tower, also known as the Wind tower.
The Norman-Swabian tower or the tower of Porta Grande, dating back to Middle Ages, features a small statue of Saint Nicholas on the top and, with its 17 meters of height, once served as the main entrance to the town.
On Easter Monday, the ‘’Pasquarèdde’’, people go to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Ibernia (a.k.a. Madonna de Bernis), an archeological site with Roman and medieval finds, where they enjoy the ‘’u chrruchl’’, a characteristic dessert that has a symbolic and propitiatory value.
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