Trinitapoli is a small Apulian town in the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani with very antique origins, probably dating back to the tenth century BC when some groups of Liburni, Illyrian populations of the Dalmatian area, after crossing the Adriatic Sea, landed on the Italian coast and founded the original town of Salapia, becoming later on Salpi. The current name of the city is, Trinitapoli which comes from the house of the Trinity, built right in the countryside of Salpi, soon deserted in favor of houses.
In time, the center of Trinitapoli has expanded greatly, counting now nearly 15,000 inhabitants.
Its main resource is a modern and competitive agriculture, with great importance to fruit and vegetable cultivations and viticultures.
What to seeDespite its small size, Trinitapoli is a small town in Puglia very interesting from an artistic and architectural point of view. Very important is the artistic and architectural heritage of religious nature. We also have the neoclassical Church of Santo Stefano, built at the end of the 800, with a white marble facade and richly frescoed interiors. Then the Church della Trinità, better known as the Church of S. Anna, who treasures a relic of the Cross, stored in a valuable golden urn, and a charming wooden statue of the Immaculate dating back to’ 800.
Destination of many tourists is also the Sanctuary della Beata Maria Vergine di Loreto, whose cult goes back to before the year one thousand, when, according to legend, a shepherd named Loreto discovered the fresco of the Virgin under a hedge. The architecture of the church is in clear Renaissance style, with features that recall the most famous shrine of Loreto in the Marche region.
Very much appreciated is the Archaeological Museum where it is possible to admire in particular the remains of the Tomba dei Giganti (Tomb of the Giants) and la Signora delle Ambre ( Lady of Ambre).