Named  “little Rome” because of its seven hills, every corner of Canosa reveals an opulent and glorious past, ranging between the extraordinary archaeological treasure of the imperial era to the elegant 19th century palaces of the old village. While walking through the streets of this beautiful town, it is possible to just feel like walking through history. Indeed, it almost feels as hearing the heart beat of Hannibal when he defeated the Romans at Canne della Battaglia, the jingle of the goblets of the Tiber domus banquet, the squirting hot waters at the excavations of the Baths of San Mercurio, and then again, the efforts of the builders of Lagrasta, the largest hypogeum in Southern Italy, an ancient aristocratic grave constituted by three rooms and nine burial chambers. Just take a few more steps back in time and observe the magnificence of the Byzantine Cathedral of San Sabino, the heart of the town, along with the Bohemond Mausoleum and the Basilica of Santa Sofia, or to be immersed in the early Christian world visiting the Excavations of St Peter, the Baptistery of St John, the Basilica of St Leucius and the mosaic of the Cross of Solomon. Canosa is in short, a real time machine, a unique place where to be enchanted by history and think about the great legacy of the past.

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