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Centro Storico di Oria

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Centro Storico di Oria

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Via Castello, 72024 Oria Italy
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Oria private tour: waiting the Torneo dei Rioni challenge
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Oria private tour: waiting the Torneo dei Rioni challenge

The guided tour will develop in the historic center of Oria, a magnificent medieval village that is still not fully appreciated today.<br><br>The tour starts from one of the three gateways to the city, the Jewish gate, and takes you to discover the Giudecca, the Jewish quarter that became prosperous and thriving in the 9th century.<br><br>Another important stop will be the visit of the Cathedral Basilica.<br><br>Inside it will be possible to visit the Oratory of the Confraternity of Death and Crypt of the Mummies, an oratory of 1500 where the mummified cadavers of some confreres are still preserved. <br><br>Outside you will visit the Messapian necropolis until you reach the outside of the castle, of Norman manufacture or earlier, dominates the highest part of the city and is its symbol.<br><br>Currently the house is private and can be visited only on pre-established dates.<br><br>Do not miss the Torneo dei Rioni challenge in August, since 1967, is the most important historical-medieval event in southern Italy.
$217.85 per adult
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Lisa D wrote a review Aug 2020
27 contributions27 helpful votes
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Unspoilt Puglia, away from the tourist crowds. Lovely winding streets, paved with white limestone, with medieval buildings piled on each other in a jumble of piazzas & narrow alleys. Topped with a castle & a bright domed cathedral, the town rises above the dusty olive groves.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Antonio D wrote a review Nov 2019
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Old town full of wonders and three thousand years, it is surprising to get lost among the narrow streets between the scent of linen and Mediterranean cuisine. I recommend visiting the castle of Federico II, the cathedral with its mummies, the Jewish ghetto and the archaeological museum.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Crispy Homer wrote a review May 2019
Worthing, United Kingdom335 contributions101 helpful votes
Interesting historical town. Lots of narrow street to investigate, with a variety of different building styles and photo opportunities. Unfortunately when we visited the basilica and the castle were undergoing renovation work so we were unable enter _ a return trip will be necessary!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Belgianfoodies wrote a review Apr 2019
Flanders, Belgium12 contributions2 helpful votes
Not very well known or metioned in guides but Oria is really worth wile going to. The old town is nicely restored with some very good restaurants, I would definitl return
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Date of experience: May 2018
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nicascc wrote a review Mar 2017
San Vito dei Normanni, Italy436 contributions185 helpful votes
This little city is famous for Il Torneo dei Rioni a folkloristic historicall recostruction of a medioeval story. But this town allocated beetwen the two seas, of this part of Apulia, Adriatic and Ionian sea, is famous for the Consuetudini Oritane, a kind of rules in the exchange of food, Goods and animals. This way to intend the bills is very old and based on " opinio iuris ac necessitatis and diuturnitas" . If you can in a copule of minutes you can visit this tipicall Down town in the apulian country
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Date of experience: March 2017
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