The 10 Best Things to Do in Manduria, Italy

August 15, 2017 Almeta Stockton

Manduria is a city and comune of Apulia, Italy, in the province of Taranto. With c. 32,000 inhabitants (2013), it is located 35 kilometres (22 mi) east of Taranto, and 14 kilometres (9 mi) north of the coast.
Restaurants in Manduria

1. Museo della Civilta del Vino Primitivo

Via Fabio Massimo 19 | c/o Cantina Produttori Vini Manduria, 74024, Manduria, Italy +39 099 973 5332
Excellent
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4.5 based on 199 reviews

Museo della Civilta del Vino Primitivo

The Museum of the Wine Primitivo Culture was created to remind the men and the objects that marked the history of wine Primitivo. The fascinating expositive journey is divided into more than thirty settings in ancient underground cisterns of a nineteenth-century cellar which have been transformed in original environments with different themes. The Museum offers to the visiting wine lovers different wine tastings accompanied by food of the authentic rural tradition gastronomy: during these tastings food and wines are described in detail as part of the local history.

Reviewed By Ian A - Francavilla Fontana, Italy

The museum is situated beneath the main cantina building in what used to be the concrete / stone vats used to store the wine in the past. As you move between rooms you can tell which were used to store red or white wine based on the colours of the stained walls. The museum gives a fascinating insight into some of the history of wine making in this region but also into rural life in the south of Italy. It is a real gem.
Meanwhile, the list of wines produced by the cantina is very impressive and covers the main traditional grape varieties of this part of Puglia (fiano, negroamaro and malvasia nera). However, needless to say it is dominated by wines made from the Primitivo di Manduria grape, with four fabulous options (Memoria, Lirica, Elegia and Sonetto), six when you include their rosato and Madrigale, which is a sweet wine great with dessert. Elegia is amongst my all time favourites red wines – it really showcases the unique characteristics of the primitivo grape. I love it!

2. Spiaggia Salina dei Monaci

Manduria, Italy +39 099 970 2111
Excellent
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4.5 based on 156 reviews

Spiaggia Salina dei Monaci

Reviewed By 5SugarSpice - Lake Como, Italy

This is a lovely beach between a gorgeous little tower and a salt pit. The "Salina" salt lake attracts flocks of Flamingos. That was a lovely sight. The beach, unfortunately, does need some cleaning. Around the corner from the tower you'll find some restaurants but don't go too late no one will feed you.

3. Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna

Localita San Pietro in Bevagna, 74024, Manduria, Italy +39 099 970 2404
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4.5 based on 470 reviews

Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna

Reviewed By debbie p - london

Beautiful beach and clear blue sea, but the beach is never cleaned, always dirty full of algae, cigarette buts, bottles and food waste.
It is such a shame because San Pietro could be a beautiful little seaside resort, in the town itself there is not much to do, lots of fast food takeaways and mini markets.
It needs to be brought up to scratch, a few good restaurants, wine bars and the most imporant a few beach bars.
The council need to keep the beach clean.

4. Riserva Naturale della Foce del Fiume Chidro

Strada Provinciale 122, 74024 San Pietro in Bevagna, Manduria, Italy
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4.5 based on 114 reviews

Riserva Naturale della Foce del Fiume Chidro

Reviewed By pandalovespandozza

Before ending our vacation my fiancee took us here after lunch,barefoot we walk and I was amazed about the water...maybe next summer I would suggest my fiancee to take me there...

5. Centro Storico di Manduria

Via Marco Gatti, 74024, Manduria, Italy +39 329 181 8069
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4 based on 68 reviews

Centro Storico di Manduria

Reviewed By James C - San Francisco, California

We arrived midday as a stop over on a bicycle tour of Puglia. Like a lot of places in Puglia, it is very rare to see people in the middle of the day, we walked around the empty streets of the historic center and it felt like a ghost town, lovely but sort of creepy on a bright sunny day. At night the whole town comes to life, the streets and squares are brimming with people enjoying the good life and a proseperous town. What a difference between night and day, my friend joked that maybe everyone is a vmpire and can only come out once the sun has gone down

6. Duomo di Manduria

Piazza Commestibili, 74024, Manduria, Italy +39 099 971 3663
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Duomo di Manduria

Reviewed By nicolas s - Milan, Italy

i recommend strolling and aside from the Duomo itself, which is very nice, the whole maze of narrow streets and former palaces is definitely worth it !

7. Societa' Coop. Cantina Sociale Di Manduria

Via Per Lecce Km. 25, 74024, Manduria, Italy +39 099 973 4170
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Societa' Coop. Cantina Sociale Di Manduria

Reviewed By beachloverBainsville - Bainsville

My husband and I did the tour and learned about the fascinating history of wine and grapes in the area. We then experienced the wine paired with a few tasty treats. Our favourite by far was the full bodied Elegia! It's truly like drinking complex candy. The only regret was we didn't buy more. Unfortunately, it is not available in Canada! :(

8. Ghetto Ebraico

Vico degli Ebrei, 74024, Manduria, Italy +39 335 843 1214
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Ghetto Ebraico

Reviewed By HampshireBirdman - Martina Franca, Italy

Wandering through these back lanes it is easy to appreciate how people lived in past times. There are odd nookes and crannies, odd doorways and windows. Unfortunately our visit was during a rainy afternoon so photography was not possible. Gives a good reason to return another day.
It is a shame that there is no interpretation, but that is normal in Italy.

9. Spiaggia di Borraco

Strada Provinciale 122 | Incrocio Con Strada Provinciale Per Borraco - Via Borraco, 74024 San Pietro in Bevagna, Manduria, Italy
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Spiaggia di Borraco

Reviewed By fiammaben - Rome, Italy

La spiaggia più bella della zona a mio parere... fiume piccolo di acqua dolce che sbocca in mare dove i bimbi si divertono a tuffarsi e pescare... a me piace anche per il fatto che è spiaggia libera e selvaggia ... bisogna portarsi tutto ma per noi è il top.

10. Bosco Cuturi

Strada Provinciale 137 Manduria - San Pietro in Bevagna | Coordinate GPS 40.338605, 17.661040, 74024 San Pietro in Bevagna, Manduria, Italy +39 349 378 9579
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Bosco Cuturi

Reviewed By fefie - Francavilla Fontana, Italy

Luogo magico, incantato, un luogo dove assaggiare e integrarti completamente con la pace della natura più selvaggia.
Un posto da visitare!

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