The area of Putignano was already inhabited at the times of the Peucitii. It became an important centre in the Middle Ages when, from the 1086 to 1358, it was held by the Benedictine Monastery of Monopoli.
The Mother Church of Putignano was built in the XII century with some alterations at later times like the construction of the bell tower in 1615.
Between the XVI and XVIII centuries Putignano boasted various Baroque churches and palaces such as the Church of Santa Maria La Greca.
Putignano is known for its Carnival, the oldest of Italy (since 1394) that starts the day after Christmas and finishes the day before the ash Wednesday. Since 2005 the Carnival Foundation added a summer parades that takes place in July.
Putignano tourist information
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Piazza Plebiscito, 18
Towns in Puglia