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A small town with a long history.
One of our favorite spots on the Puglian coast is the small town of Monopoli. The whitewashed and white stone buildings of the old town and the marble-smooth limestone paving have a relaxing effect. Monopoli is popular with Italian vacationers too, but the fact that almost everyone's speaking Italian adds to that "for locals" feeling.
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All the bounty of the sea is on menus around the old town, but we'll share the best places with you once you book. You're ideally placed here for day trips either along the coast or inland to some of Puglia's small hilltop towns, the trulli of Alberobello, or the caves of Castellana Grotte. If some beach time is in order then we can direct you to some comfortable beach clubs just outside town with all the civilized facilities you need for some time in the sun. Monopoli's place in our heart is well deserved, and we just know you're going to fall in love with it too.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Monopoli

Spend some time in Monopoli on a tour that takes in other cities in Italy and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Monopoli and other destinations throughout Italy and Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

* Starting price is based on double occupancy in 3 star accommodation, in the most affordable month an itinerary is offered. Airfare to Europe is not included.

Click on your choice of itinerary, select number of travelers in your party, month of travel, and desired star level of accommodation to get an approximate price. Submit the enquiry form with any additional details and we can start planning your customized trip.

Where to stay in Monopoli

With accommodation options ranging from 3-star apartments located in historic buildings, to a five-star boutique hotel built right into the walls of Monopoli's historic center, whatever kind of accommodations you're looking for, we've got it covered. Get in touch with us for a free travel consultation. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to choose from.
Stylish Modern B&B in Monopoli
Stylish Modern B&B
A comfortable hotel that's situated within walking distance from the town center and faces the sea.
Luxury Boutique Hotel in Monopoli
Luxury Boutique Hotel
A five-star boutique hotel built right into the walls of Monopoli's historic center.
Modern Hotel in a Historical Building in Monopoli
Modern Hotel in a Historical Building
A comfortable 4-star hotel with spacious rooms right on the main piazza in Monopoli's historic center.

Things to do in Monopoli

Hit the ground running in Monopoli with private walking tour, or even combine land and sea with a mountain bike and boating tour. You can explore the countryside's cuisines with a small group minibus gastronomic tour, or go on a bike tour amidst scenic farms, churches, and olive groves. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.

Monopoli Private Walking Tour
Monopoli Private Walking Tour
Alberobello and Polignano a Mare Private Excursion
Alberobello and Polignano a Mare Private Excursion
Bike Tour Among Olive Trees, Farms and Grotto Churches
Bike Tour Among Olive Trees, Farms and Grotto Churches

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Monopoli

What are prices like in Monopoli?
A quick lunch with a drink, in the city center, is around 15/20 euros. Museum and sight entrances are usually between 5 and 20euros. For dinner, budget at least 25/30 euros each.

In the center, a quick lunch with a drink costs around 15-20 euros. Museums and landmarks generally cost 5-20 euros. For a full dinner, budget at least 25-30 euros. 
How can I get around Monopoli?
Monopoli is quite a small town, and everything, including its attractions, are within walking distance of each other. There is no public transportation, save for a free, small electric bus that goes around the city center from the train station to the harbor, from Monday to Saturday, June 13-September 13.
Is Monopoli safe?
Monopoli is very safe, but pickpocketing is a possibility in crowded areas, like Alberobello.
What options does Monopoli have for people with dietary restrictions?
Monopoli has increasingly more options for people with dietary restrictions and intolerances. Many places offer gluten-free options. You can also find many vegetarian options in most restaurants.
How long should I stay in Monopoli?
Although Monopoli is small, we recommend spending two nights there, so you can enjoy the town and its surroundings, and go on a day trip to Alberobello or Lecce.
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