Surrounded by the green hills and steep escarpments of Upper Murgia, Altamura is the city’s Romanesque cathedral and the typical bread. Its territory was inhabited since prehistoric times, tells stories of dinosaurs, shepherds and peasants, kings and noble families. The Alta Murgia is the place where human history is tangible in articles outlining the landscape mosaic and stone tells stories of wandering shepherds, stewards engaged in the processing of milk and wool, and in the cultivation of cereals, almond and lives, but also tells stories of dinosaurs that traveled an ancient sea and ancestral men who lived with the first pets in the numerous caves that penetrate into the rocky ridges.
Of these highlights are historical testimony to the many tombs carved in stone found in various archaeological sites, a human skeleton perfectly kept secure in one of the many karst cavities present in the countryside of Altamura and footprints of the ancient and enormous reptiles imprinted on the surface layer of surfacing some stone quarries exhausted.
The Alta Murgia National Park, is among the largest nationwide. The territory of the park is characterized by a succession of impressive rocky ridges, sinkholes, rolling hills, sinkholes, karst caves, steep slopes, blades, extensive natural pastures and cultivated fields, forests of oak and pine, where the constant action of nature life blends with the millennial man who built stone farmhouses, sometimes fortified to defend themselves from the attack of robbers, with fences and stables for the flocks, tanks, neviere, churches, mirrors and infinite patterns of dry stone walls .