Gravina in Puglia: the Swabian Castle and the history of Pallone
The toponym "Gravina" comes from the ravines, cracks in the earth's crust similar to canyons. On the motto reported on the city banner there is a curious phrase: it says "Grana dat et vina" (translated "offers wheat and wine"), attributed to the city by Frederick II of Swabia, who loved this city so much that he called it a garden of delights. In fact, in addition to the famous Castel del Monte, he had the castle of Gravina built, also known as the Swabian Castle, of which some ruins remain that can be visited. The Swabian castle had a rectangular plan and had the function of hosting him and his men, before and after the hunting expeditions carried out in the territory of the upper Murgia. Along the way, our guide will illustrate monuments, historic buildings, churches and ancient ovens still in use today. In addition, you will visit a famous artisan Gravina dairy and get to know the producer of Pallone di Gravina, a Slow Food presidium, which is an ancient local cheese.
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Gravina in Puglia
Gravina in Puglia è un comune italiano di 43 617 abitanti della città metropolitana di Bari, in Puglia. Ivi ha sede il parco nazionale dell'Alta Murgia.
PUGLIA BARI GRAVINA IN PUGLIA TASTING TOUR PALLONE DI GRAVINA
unmissable because Discover the traditions, places of culture, the production of traditional bread and the history of the Pallone di Gravina ideal for Friends, couples, seniors, small groups, families, gourmets The toponym "Gravina" comes from the ravines, cracks in the earth's crust similar to canyons. On the motto reported on the city banner there is a curious paretymology: it says "Grana dat et vina" (transl. "Offers wheat and wine"), attributed to the city by Frederick II of Swabia, who loved this city so much that he defined it " garden of delights. "In fact, he had a castle built on the spot, of which some ruins that can be visited remain, which had the function of hosting him and his men, before and after the hunting trips carried out in the Murgian territory. The guide will illustrate the monuments, historic buildings, churches, ancient ovens, gastronomic traditions, visit the artisan cheese factory producing Pallone di Gravina, an ancient Slow Food cheese.
In case of bad weather: The visit is suspended only in case of thunderstorms. Experience not suitable for disabled people. Small pets allowed. Comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes or trekking, we recommend a raincoat in spring / autumn, a hat and water in summer.