City of Conversano, Italy
Conversano is an ancient town, based in Apulia, in south-eastern Italy. Conversano is defined as the city of Art, a place for cultural production and artistic research. It is located at 200 meters above sea level, close to the Adriatic Sea, and it represents one of the most essential peers of the southern part of the Bari province.
Conversano's main attraction is the medieval Castle, which dates from the Norman-Hohenstaufen rule in the Kingdom of Sicily. It is a museum and cultural center of the city, hosting among the most important exhibits and shows of the entire region.
Moreover, equally important in the city is the Romanesque cathedral part of the diocese of Conversano-Monopoli. It was built in the 11th century but received new decor in the 14th and Baroque styles in the 17th century.
Conversano has been selected among the last 10 nominated cities for being the Italian Capital of Culture of 2022. It has been just part of a longer path of cultural tourism development strategy, that the municipality, alongside local NGOs and organizations, is carrying on.
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- Area: Rural/Peri-urban
- Number of inhabitants: 26.171
- GPS location: 40.966667°, 17.116667°