Another Apulia: the story of a territory
Torrevento is located at the foot of Castel del Monte, a mysterious castle that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. The castle stands alone and imposing on the highest hill of Murgia at 540 m asl. Built by the “stupor mundi” Federico II in the 13th century and unique in the world for its typical octagonal shape (which inspired the Torrevento logo) it evokes astrological and mysterious symbols linked to its particular architectural form.
Our company was founded in an ancient stone monastery in the heart of the Alta Murgia National Park, a protected natural area established in 2004, located in the provinces of Bari and Barletta-Andria-Trani (BAT).
It is a territory where the inseparable relationship between man and environment dominates, in a perfect fusion of tradition, human activity, and nature. In the surroundings, typical dry-stone buildings, called Trulli Murgiani stand out. These were used during the transhumance as shelters for animals.
The mighty and majestic farms, some fortified as real castles, were the vital centres of the local agricultural economy from the fifteenth century.
The northern Murgia area offers, through its unique landscape, an unforgettable journey through the history and culture of these places.