WEEKEND A CASTELLANETA, BETWEEN SEA AND RAVINES
Discover all there is to visit, to see and discover about Castellaneta and its surroundings and how to best organize your stay between nature, culture and “Blue Flag” beaches.
Castellaneta’s Tourist Info Point is available to help in Piazza Principe di Napoli, in the heart of the CUT VILLAGE.
Castellaneta is in the heart of the Regional Naturel Park Terra delle Gravine and can be found in the middle of the western part of the Arco Ionico of Taranto. Between sea and ravines, the territory offers a variety of landscapes, resulting from millenniums of rocky villages, civilizations built around and inside rocks that have been excavated by men and time.
The Borgo Antico (Old City) of Castellaneta is characterized by little, narrow streets and houses built on cliffs over ravines and still conserves its original urban layout from 1700. The 13th century Cathedral and the Baronial Palace, both found in the historical center, are examples of Castellaneta’s once great importance as a center of civilization and religion.
Immersed within a pine forest, Castellaneta Marina is one of the most prized beaches along the Gulf of Taranto, which has been awarded the Blue Flag thanks to the clear blue shallow water, numerous amenities, and accommodating structures. Castellaneta Marina has been chosen by Vasco Rossi as his favorite retreat.
THE “GRAVINE” (THE RAVINES)
The ravines are erosive incisions cut into the earth that go down as far as 150 meters and are very similar to canyons. The ravines were carved out by rainwater that fell on the limestone rock and flowed from the plateaus of the Murgia to the sea. These spectacular grooves safeguard true biodiverse treasures, protected within the Regional Park “Terre delle Gravine”.
Rudolph Valentino, a sex symbol of silent movies, was born in Castellaneta on May 6th, 1895. A true Mediterranean beauty with magnetic eyes, he performed the fantasies and dreams of millions of women. His characters ranged from sheik to aristocrat to bullfighter to gallivant and earned him the title of Latin Lover. An elaborate bronze plaque can be found on the front of the building of his birth home in Castellaneta as well as a monument and museum dedicated to him.
WHAT TO DO
To reserve a guided tour or other activities, contact the Infopoint Castellaneta (tel. 3894369436 – email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The Seven Church Walk
An itinerary of art, history and local traditions to discover the hidden treasures of the historical center within the intricate mazes of the slopes and alley ways of the town and the ravine, which is a fascinating canyon 150 meters deep where Medieval Castellaneta can be found.
- Valentino Museum
A museum dedicated to the great actor of silent films, Rudolph Valentino, born in Castellaneta in 1895 and considered to be one of the first true sex symbols of Hollywood.
- Castellaneta Sotteranea
An interesting walk under the historical center discovering ancient underground tunnels and grottos used as granaries, ovens and cellars, which make up a true and real underground city.
A walk through the back streets of the historical center to discover the murals inspired by neorealism cinema and the masterpieces of Italian cinema.
- Hiking in Gravina
Firsthand walks to discover the “Terra delle Gravine”, between history and nature. The trails, all of which are extremely fascinating, allow you immerse yourself completely within nature and visit cave villages and churches.
- Climbing in Gravina
Rock climbing on the walls of the Ravines of Castellaneta.
- Water sports
A number of water sports are available on the beaches of Castellaneta Marina. Enjoy windsurfing, sailing, kitesurf, sup, wakeboarding, and flyboarding.
- Horseback riding on the beach
Horseback ride between dunes and pines all the way to the wilder hidden beaches of Castellaneta Marina.
WHERE TO EAT
Ristoranti, fast food e locali consigliati per gustare i piatti tipici e la cucina locale di Castellaneta. Ecco alcune dritte
- Fratelli GourmetTempio del cibo da strada locale: gustosi panini di mare e di terra e aperitiviLargo Umberto I, 33 – Castellaneta
- Sale e SardeDedicato a chi ama il mare e i suoi fruttiVia Bachelet, 5 – Castellaneta
- Tocchi di PugliaBio agriturismo dove gustare i sapori tipici pugliesiSP 10, Castellaneta Marina
WHERE TO SLEEP
Strutture convenzionate che garantiscono ad atleti e familiari lo sconto del 20% sulle tariffe standard del periodo per il soggiorno di una notte e del 25% per soggiorni di due o più notti.
- Tocchi di PugliaBio agriturismoSP 10, Castellaneta Marina
- Le Grotte di SilenoAgriturismoC.da Le Grotte, Castellaneta
- Affittacamere Porta PiccolaVia Roma 242, Castellaneta
B&B Viale dei Pini
Viale dei Pini, 47/B – Castellaneta Marina
- B&B SedilequattroVico Sedile n. 4 – Borgo antico, Castellaneta
Tel. 3333120327Email: email@example.com
- B&B Le Volte
Via Caporlando ,16 – Borgo antico – CastellanetaTel. 3804717131Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- B&B Il MelogranoViale dei Pini 30, Castellaneta Marina
Tel. 3490826756Email: email@example.com
- B&B Palazzo RochiraVia Principe di Napoli, 28
Tel. 3286216183Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- B&B Masseria La GravinaC.da Santa Colomba, Palagianello
Tel. 3771386740Email: email@example.com
- B&B RinaViale dei Pini, 128 – Castellaneta Marina
Tel. 3476929048Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- B&B Masseria MaricoC.da Marico – Castellaneta
Tel. 3494549009Email: email@example.com
- B&B Masseria Sant’EliaC.da Zirifico – Castellaneta
Tel. 3276634554Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Agriturismo Sant’AndreaC.da Matinelle – Castellaneta Marina
Tel. 0998431683Email: email@example.com
- B&B Nova DomusVia San Francesco,23 – Castellaneta
Tel. 3297291568Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- B&B CastaneaVia Mazza, 8 – Castellaneta
Tel. 3383945679Email: email@example.com
- B&B CaporlandoVia Capo Orlando, 25 – Castellaneta
Tel. 3295862552Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- B&B Il MuricelloVia Muricello – Borgo antico – Castellaneta
Tel. 3476565051Email: email@example.com