Bisceglie (pronounced: bēshĕl´yēā) is a town and on the comune Adriatic Sea, with a population of c. 54,000, in the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, Apulia ( : Puglia), southern Italy. Italian
According to a theory, in
Roman times there would have been a settlement here called Vigiliae (Vigil). The modern city was founded by the Normans in the 11th century and enlarged under the Aragonese dynasty of Naples in the 15th century.
Main sights [ edit ]
Santa Margherita, in Romanesque-Apulian style (12th century), with fine canopied tombs of the Falcone family [3 ] Norman castle and tower
Abbey of S. Adoeno (11th century)
Cathedral (13th century)
grottoes of Santa Croce 4
Also notable is the naturalistic area of Pantano-Ripalta.
Notable people [ edit ]
Transport [ edit ]
Bisceglie railway station links the town with cities such as Rome, Bologna, Ancona, Foggia, Bari, Lecce and Taranto.
Neighbouring communes [ edit ]
Corato, Molfetta, Ruvo di Puglia, Terlizzi, Trani.
External links [ edit ]