Fasano, between the sea and the hills

Fasano, between the sea and the hills

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Fasano is a charming town halfway between the sea and the hills, in order to fully enjoy all that the area offers. The beaches are beautiful, the sea is pristine and the hill is an explosion of colors and scents that enchants.

The town has a delightful historic center designed by narrow streets characterized by whitewashed houses and small flowered balconies.

Strolling through the historic center do not miss a visit to the church of San Giovanni Battista with its beautiful late Renaissance facade enriched by a fine rose window. Inside there are nineteenth-century paintings and a beautiful fresco on the vault of the central nave.

Leaving the church of San Giovanni Battista, walking through the narrow streets of the historic center, you reach Il Torrione delle Fogge which is the only surviving tower of the ancient walls.

Do not miss to visit the small church of San Giuseppe and the Minaret of San Francesco, a noble residence influenced by the Moorish style with a very high tower-minaret.

Moving a little away from the city we can reach the beautiful National Archaeological Park of Egnazia.

The archaeological park is located within an enchanting naturalistic and environmental context and preserves numerous finds from the ancient city of Gnathia, among which you can admire the remains of the Via Traiana dating back to 109 AD. that accompanies the visitor on the way to the Civil Basilica, the square and the arcaded street, the Sacellum of the Oriental Divinities, the Amphitheater and the Forum.

Outside the walls of the ancient city are the Messapian necropolis and the National Museum that takes us on a magnificent journey through time along thirty centuries of history. The museum itinerary, starting from the Bronze Age, tells us about the magnificent history of the territory of Egnatia with a wealth of artifacts of exceptional historical value.

There are few places in the world where culture and relaxation, pleasure of the body and pleasure of the mind, manage to coexist in perfect harmony as happens in Egnatia.

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