247
trips planned in the last hour
8.9
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Manduria trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Europe  /  Italy  /  Puglia  /  Province of Taranto  /  Manduria

Manduria

3.9
Manduria is a city and comune of Apulia, Italy, in the province of Taranto. With c. 32,000 inhabitants (2013), it is located 35km east of Taranto, and 14km north of the coast.HistoryIt was an important stronghold of the Messapii against Taras. Archidamus III, king of Sparta, fell beneath its walls in 338 BC, while leading the army of the latter (Manduria is also referred to as "Mandonion" in works by the Greek and Roman historian Plutarch). Manduria revolted against Hannibal, but was taken in 209 BC.Pliny the Elder mentions Manduria in Natural History. He describes a well with a strangely constant water level. No matter how much water was taken out the water level never changed. The well also features an almond tree growing right from the middle of the well shaft. The well may still be seen today.The town was destroyed by the Saracens in the 10th century. The inhabitants rebuilt on the site of the present town, which they renamed Casalnuovo. In 1700 they took back the ancient name of Manduria.Main sightsThe modern city is close to the site of the ancient Manduria, considerable remains of the defences of which can still be seen; they consisted of a double line of wall built of rectangular blocks of stone, without mortar, and with a broad ditch in front. Ancient tombs with gold ornaments were found in 1886.
Manduria is in Province of Taranto. Make your Italy itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Manduria

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Side trips from Manduria

4.5
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Manduria

Historic Sites in Manduria

4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 30​min
3.1
Duration: 30​min
3.5
Duration: 1​h

Kid-friendly things to do in Manduria

Museums in Manduria

4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Where to stay in Manduria

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Manduria

12 days in Manduria BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 51 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM ESTONIA June, culture, relaxing, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Puglia & Matera BY A USER FROM ROMANIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM CANADA September, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM BULGARIA February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM POLAND May, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM POLAND May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Manduria BY A USER FROM BELARUS April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans