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. Wikipedia
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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