Altamura Tourism, Italy

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Altamura [ˌaltaˈmuːra] is a city and comune of Apulia, in southern Italy. It is located on one of a hill of the Murge plateau in the province of Bari, 45 kilometres (28 miles) southwest of Bari, close to the border with Basilicata. As of 2011 its population was 70,288. The city is known for its particular quality of bread called Pane di Altamura, which is sold in numerous other Italian cities. According to the Latin poet Horace: "...for water is sold here, though the worst in the world; but their bread is exceeding fine, inasmuch that the weary traveler is used to carry it willingly on his shoulders." The 130,000-year-old calcified Altamura Man was discovered in the nearby limestone cave called the grotta di Lamalunga.


Altamura in Italy offers a unique experience to travellers. After your splendid visit to Altamura, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Bari. Bari, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Basilica San Nicola, Velo Service - Bike Rental And Tours, Trani. Tour packages of Altamura are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Altamura*

  • Pollution Statistics in Altamura

    Know the pollution level of Altamura before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 81.25 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 87.5 (Very High)
  • Altamura: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Altamura for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Altamura.

    • Burglary and Theft 66.3 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 56.52 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 79.35 (High)
    • Car Stealing 67.05 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 80.43 (Very High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 46.74 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35.87 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55.68 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.43 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70.65 (High)
  • Living in Altamura - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 42.26 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.02 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 60.62 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.67 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 57.59 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.89 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Altamura

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Altamura

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.64 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 150.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 98.72 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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Altamura Tours for you

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  • Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari
    Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari 59 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hour

    Join an amazing 2-hour bike tour in Bari together with an expert and knowledgeable guide: choose one of the several theme pat...

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  • Matera: 2-Hour Walking Tour of the Sassi
    Matera: 2-Hour Walking Tour of the Sassi 31 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hour

    Explore the Subterranean City of Matera on a 2-hour walking tour, and discover the historic cave dwellings known as Sassi, ca...

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  • Bari: Bike-Rickshaw City Tour
    Bari: Bike-Rickshaw City Tour 48 Reviews

    Duration: 90 Minute

    Treat yourself to an outstanding 1.5-hour tour in Bari on board a bike-rickshaw: see the main sites and the most picturesque ...

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    Lecce: Sightseeing Tour, the Florence of South Italy 2 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hour

    Explore the historic city of Lecce on a half-day sightseeing tour from Naples gate, and visit the Cathedral, Roman Amphitheat...

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