Specialità enogastronomiche di CisterninoOrecchiette, salsicce, gnumeredd, bombette sono solo alcune delle prelibatezze della fantastica ricchezza enogastronomica del comprensorio, che possono essere gustate nei diversi locali del centro storico e del comprensorio.
The fascinating historic center of Cisternino, characterized by ancient lime-painted buildings, and by the charming surrounding countryside represent a beautiful example of spontaneous architecture. Today Cisternino is recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, as well as one of the most beatiful villages of the Mediterranean sea.
The visitor has to don’t miss the Norman Tower built in the 11th century 17 meters high, the Church of San Nicola (XII century) raised on the pre-existing Basilian church of the VII century, the Church of Purgatory built in 1600 also on a pre-existing church from 1000, and then the bishop’s palace and the Governor’s palace.
In the countryside there are several ancient rural churches, among which certainly to visit is the Romanesque church of Our Lady of Ibernia but also built on a previous Basilian church in turn built on the remains of a pagan temple.
The patron saints of Cisternino are the martyrs Santa Giulitta and San Quirico, mother and son executed by Diocletian in 304 AD. The liturgical anniversary is July 16, but the celebrations in honor of the patron saints of Cisternino take place in early August.
Food and wine specialties of CisterninoOrecchiette, sausages, gnumeredd, bombette are just some of the delicacies of the fantastic food and wine wealth of the area, which can be enjoyed in the many restaurants and butchers of the historic center and the of the area.