Emotional Slow Tour in Alta Murgia

Sport and relax in the heart of the Alta Murgia National Park to breathe air of freedom by walking, pedaling and riding between ancient medieval cities and endless horizons; to taste ancient dishes based on wild herbs and products at km 0; to visit jazzi, masserie and ancient artifacts, evidence of centuries of transhumance.

Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at craft and food and wine workshops for the production of honey, pasta, baked goods and oil and for dairy processing and flour. For the most curious, an ancient basket-making workshop with olive shoots will be made. Children will be pampered during pet friendly activities with animated stories about the ancient peoples of Puglia.

For info and reservations: Murgia Slow Travel

26 MAY 2019

  • 10.00: Trekking activities at the Parco del Conte wood (departure from Palazzo Jatta) by Giuseppe Carlucci.
  • 10.00: Cycle touring activities starting from Palazzo Jatta – Parco del Conte woods by Gabriele Grossi (Avis Bike Ruvo).
  • 13.00: Workshop on raw materials at km0 and preparation and tasting of typical dishes of the rural tradition in “show cooking” mode. Catering service by Dominu by Angelastro Chiara & C. snc.
  • 15.00: Craft basket workshop with olive shooters by Tamborey.
  • 16.00: Animated stories for children of the ancient peoples of Puglia.

Consult the complete program: Download pdf

Very nice room in a old palace in the middle of a wood

Very nice room in a old palace in the middle of a wood. Quiet and nicely furnished. Breakfast was great. The village of Ruvo is easily reachable. It has some remarkable site and great restaurants. Many great location are at a short drive for Ruvo: Bari, Trani, Castel del Monte. I had a very good time at Andrea’s place. Getting to the place is rather confusing the first time you try but just call Andrea before you arrive and he will meet you at the exit of the highway.

Federico – AirB&B

The location and the property are absolutely extraordinary


I chose the accommodation Andrea – I think this is the ‘Room of the Baroness’ – at the last moment, having planned a series of visits in the area, in Ruvo di Puglia Canosa di Puglia. Andrea has been a great help for all logistics. The accommodation responded perfectly to the description we had read on Airbnb. The perfect wifi, parking in the property’s courtyard, spacious and clean room. The location and the property are absolutely extraordinary: extremely quiet surrounded by olive groves, very practical for trips we had planned in the following days. One of these goals was the Jatta museum, so I could get first-hand information about the history of this extraordinary collection, and then enjoy a ‘customized’ visit to the private part of the Palazzo Jatta Ruvo di Puglia. Given the wealth of Puglia from the historical and archaeological point of view, I definitely see again, and Parco del Conte will be just as surely the ‘base camp’ … So I would certainly recommend it!

Riccardo – Airbnb (Translated)

Sunday, July 31: second itinerary for “Bisceglie … strada facendo”

The Association Discovery Puglia and tour guide Giovanni Di Liddo will come back to you company Sunday, July 31 with a new round of “Bisceglie … along the way.”

The second route of the free cycle tours travel and tastings of local products, will lead us through the streets of the old town for another adventure in the world of art and history, this time, to the discovery of the monasteries and convents of the city of Bisceglie.

Departure is from Piazza Regina Margherita di Savoia, at 17:30.

Halfway through a tasty break in the halls of the old sawmills Mastrototaro.

We thank for their cooperation:

Mastrototaro Food, Canned Pugliese, Veterinary Surgery – Dott. Gennaro Papa, Delphina Soul – Beauty and SPA, Bisceglie Form-Action School support.

For more information see pugliascoperta.wordpress.com

Date: July 31 (Sunday) – Check Out: 17:30

13:20 January (Saturday) – Check Out: 18:30

Starting point: Piazza Regina Margherita di Savoia (at Garibaldi Theatre).

Useful numbers: Guide and Tour Leader John Di Liddo: 328 133 0774

Association Puglia Discovery: 340 2736629

IAT Tourism Bisceglie point: 080 396 8554 – 388 149 6597

Hunting Bulletin 1891

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The ancestors used to see each other and organize hunting trips, here at Parco del Conte, infact that the farmhouse was born just for this purpose. Brothers and cousins would gather together with friends, to go hunting, take long walks and enjoy the outdoors and nature together with their ever-present dogs.

Carry a hunting photograph and the title page of one of the two  Hunting “registers” still in our possession, with the list of participants:

  1. Francesco Jatta, direttore
  2. Giuseppe Jatta (Conoscitore di luoghi)
  3. Pasquale Jatta – Benemerito
  4. Mauro Jatta (fanfara)
  5. Domenico Andrea Spada (vivandiere)
  6. Biagio Jatta (attaché)
  7. Michele Jatta (?????)
  8. Filippo Jatta  (?????)
  9. Gabriele del Monaco (cap. in posizione ??????)
  10. Francesco de Rosa (supplente)
  11. Confaloniere: Raffaele Cotugno
  12. ???????: Salvatore Fenicia
  13. Retroguardia: Cesare Spada
  14. Antonio Fenicia …..

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Wide villa of hunting


The “Parco Del Conte” offers the possibility to stay in a beautiful aristocratic villa of hunting, still belonging to one of the noble families of Ruvo. The rooms do not betray the expectations in traditional volumes combined with the modern conveniences. The geographical location is an ideal point for visiting both the coastal cities of Molfetta, Bisceglie and Trani that the assets of the interior such as Castel del Monte and Bitonto. Be sure to visit Ruvo its magnificent cathedral and the Jatta museum set up by family owner of the villa.

Francois – TripAdvisor