“V. Bachelet”
“G. Galilei”
Gravina in Puglia, Via V.
Bachelet s.n.
Gravina in Puglia, S.S.96 Km
Gravina di Puglia
Activity 1 : february 2008
a.s. 2007/2008
Presentazione Regione
• Docenti:
Giovanniello S.
Simone A.
Calabrese F.
Giorgio R
• Alunni:
Anacleto Fedele
Brescia Marina
Ferrara Vincenzo
Matera Girolamo
Liguigli Maria Grazia
Loverre Emilia
Ninivaggi Andrea
Puzziferri Francesco
Ricciardelli Maria Teresa
Gravina in Puglia
is a town located in the region Puglia. land of passage. Puglia, stretching out beside the sea, a peninsula in the peninsula,land between two seas, balcony
over the Mediterranean, crossed by a thousand routes, which remind us of memorable pilgrimages in myth and history. The mysterious ones made by the
Pelasgics, the mythical landfalls of the Cretans and the Greeks, the literary voyages of the Aeneid and the Odyssey, but also the historical migrations of the
Japigi, Dauni, Peucezi and the Messapi
Trulli Houses in Alberobello
The caves of Castellana
Castel del Monte
The bridge
piazza Duomo
Gravina in Puglia (Gravina in Apulia)
Gravina in Puglia (Gravina in Apulia) is an italian municipality in the Southern Italian
Province of Bari, site along a river of the same name in the Western Murgia geographical
area of Apulia.
It is the seat of the Parco Nazionale dell’Alta Murgia (National Park).
43.671 inhabitants
Gravina plays a crucial role in Apulia because of its unique landscape – calcareous land,
caves, and terraces – that made it the seat for the National Park of Murgia (Parco Nazionale
Alta Murgia).
City coat of arms: Grana dat et Vina
Gravina is the place of Grain and Grape par excellence; in fact, the emperor Federico II
coined the city crest.
Former Magna Graecia colony Gravina was founded by the Greeks; indeed, several pots, vases,
and antiques were found in the graves – archaeological sites – which are part of Gravina’s
You can find in the thown museum “Ettore Pomarici Santomasi” an exhibition of all
archaeological relics.
The Romans conquered Gravina in 305 b.C., indeed the Appian Way goes through the town and
links Rome to Brindisi
Gravina was founded by the Greeks during the colonization of Greece Greater, as a polis
with the right of a mint of his own. The Romans conquered it after the 3rd Samnite War (305
BC). The Via Appia, which linked Rome to Brindisi, passed through Gravina.
The ruins of Frederick II's castle in Gravina.
Later it was ruled by Byzantines, Lombards ans North African Muslims.
The city was the site of a Norman countship in the Hauteville Kingdom of Sicily and in the
later Kingdom of Naples. A famous count of the former was Gilbert, who was sent by his
cousin, the Queen regent Margaret of Navarre to the peninsula to combat the Holy Roman
Emperor. In the latter period it was the hereditary fief of John, Duke of Durazzo.
From 1386 to 1816 it was a fief of the Orsini family: the pope Benedicit XIII (Pietro
Francesco Orsini) was born here in 1649. The feudal oppression led to numerous riots, in
particular from 1789 until the unification of Italy.
Gravina was partly destroyed by Allied bombings during World War II.
The name stem from the motto given to the city by Emperor
Frederick II, Grana dat et vina (Latina: "It gives grain and
wine").Gravina in Puglia (Gravèine)
The ruins of Frederick II's castle in Gravina

Gravina in Puglia