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Altamura is located in the Puglia Region of Italy. As it is located on the Murge Plateau, Altamura is included in the Province of Bari. The fame of the town of Altamura has come from the fact that it is the production location for one of the best breads in all Italy and for the fact that a 400,000 years old calcified man was found in the region in the Lamalunga Cave. The population of Altamura reaches approximately 69,730 inhabitants.

Top Attractions within Altamura

The Altamura Cathedral is one of the main attractions of the community and one of the most valued constructions here. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and has been functioning as the Bishop of Altamura-Gravina-Acquaviva delle Fonti since 1986. The cathedral dates back to 1232, when it was constructed at the order to Emperor Frederick II.

The Altamura city walls are the main remains of the past of the community, which have also been built by Emperor Frederick II, dating back to the medieval era in which it functioned as a defensive fortress. The basis of these walls is formed out of even older defensive walls, which used to protect a community, unknown by a certain name, from the megalithic period.

The Archaeological Museum of Altamura is a very important venue, due to the fact that the region is filled with ancient sites and with numerous vestiges of the past. What has been discovered here, in tombs and in different locations, has been set within the collections of the museum in order to represent the unique and interesting culture which has left its mark in the city area.

The Lamalunga Cave is located in Altamura. After the discovery of the 400,000 years old calcified man, the cave became a well known spot among tourists looking to see the amazing skeleton. This can be visible after traveling through the narrow 60 meters corridor of the cave. In addition to this, it presents a lot of natural formations, which will surely complete the interesting site you are about to admire.