Monopoli is a coastal town known for its crystal clear sea and its fine sandy beaches. It is home to about 50,000 inhabitants and the town's position means that during a stay here, you can easily combine bathing life with Apulia's exciting and beautiful inland areas.
Monopoli was built during Venice's rule in 1484 and it became a very important port town between the cities of Bari and Brindisi. In 1545, whilst under Spanish rule it became and independent city. However, this status changed in 1860 when the city became part of the Italian Kingdom.
The old town is today extremely well preserved and appears as a picturesque and unspoiled gem of Apulia's coast. All around the small streets you will find everything from shops to bars and restaurants. Among the town's most famous squares, we can mention the main square Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and the beautiful cathedral from the 1100's in Baroque style. Besides the cathedral, there are seven other churches, church in the town and Chiesa S. Amalfitana is one of the largest.
It is possible to rent motor boats in Monopoli (with or without a captain and crew) and enjoy the breathtaking views of the coast from the sea. You can also hire a sailboat and sail around the coast for an unforgettable adventure. You can find information about boat hire at the local tourist office.
Apulia is fine place to visit to get a feel for everything truly Apulian. You can use the search engine above to find your vacation rental apartment or hotel in and around Monopoli. Feel free to contact our experience travel advisers for free advice, we are happy to help make your Apulia holiday dreams come true.