Located about seven kilometres from Bari, Ceglie del Campo was home to two abbeys, of which only the abbey of Sant’Angelo remains. Rising, together with the abbey of San Nicola d’Altoselice, in the Middle Ages, the abbey of Sant’Angelo is bordered to the east by a factory made of stone characterised by arches that date the structure between the 14th and 15th centuries.
A characteristic and noteworthy element is the low and wide entrance portal from which protrudes a small arch supported by pilasters, under which an icon must have been located.
The portal led to a courtyard in front of the abbey, a place of meditation and prayer for the monks; here is the church of Sant’Angelo, which still has a few intact parts: the interior must have been a double Greek cross, with arches resting on two central columns, still partly visible, an apse and the monastic choir.
Adjacent to the church was the monastery, all surrounded by walls. From here we move on to the 5th-century B.C. necropolis and then on to the Abbey of All Saints of Cuti: a church located in the town of Valenzano, in the district of Bari, considered to be one of the most important religious buildings in the area, which is what remains of an 11th-century monastic building.
It is located about one kilometre from the town centre, a short distance from the Valenzano. It has been dependent on the Chapter of St Nicholas in Bari since the 11th century. From here we will move on to the other church of Madonna di Buterrito where an icon of the Virgin and Child from 1600 is preserved.
Price € 40 per person with free passage from Bari.
Bike ride, duration 2 hours in Ceglie (from the Ognissanti abbey of Cuti to the Sant’Angelo abbey) or route from Modugno to Capurso on request with an extra (from the Valsignano di Modugno abbey to the Ognissanti abbey of Cuti).
How to get there
The departure is from Bari. After booking it will be possible to speak by phone for more details.
This experience is available in Italian and Spanish, interpreter on request.
How to book
📩- PlacenPeople will send your request to the Organizer and reply with his confirmation
💳- You will pay a deposit with PayPal or card. Activities in PlacenPeople are sold directly by the Organizers.
👍- You and the Organizer will talk by phone and meet on the day of the activity. You will complete the payment directly to him/her.
Acivity code: EXP00214
Organizers: LAR0900, DAV4045