Giovinazzo - lungomare fortificato
One of the main attractions in the municipality is San Silvestro’s Dolmen, an example of megalithic architecture from the II millennium B.C. located on the Murgia coast, 6 kilometres from the centre of Giovinazzo. The dolmen is composed on a tunnel of limestone slabs divided into various sections and is covered by an elliptic stone cairn. For use as a collective grave, it most probably hosts the remains of the most important people in the community that lived there during the Bronze Age. Instead, if you stay inside the town you really should visit Trajan's Arch, composed of 4 military columns and separating the end of the Appia Beneventana from Piazza Costantinopoli, containing the Church of Santa Maria which is adorned with beautiful paintings. Passing the arches of Via Cattedrale you arrive to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta which was built in the XII century in Romanesque style. Inside, it hosts the miraculous, Byzantine icon of Madonna di Corsignano. Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II is one of Giovinazzo’s best features as it overlooks the Church of San Domenico and the centre of which is dominated by the Triton Fountain. We recommend a walk along the beautiful fortified waterfront.
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