Thursday, July 24, 2008

The historic center

This is the backside of the historic center. The famous view is around on the other side where you can see the port and the duomo. Molfetta's origins can be traced back to the 4th century BC when a small fishing village was located at this site. The town was dominated first by Byzantines, then Lombards then Normans and was repeatedly attacked by Saracens. The old town used to be an island with a passageway over to a single entry gate. It is laid out in the form of a fish spine, with one central street down the middle and other smaller streets that branch off perpendicularly.

5 comments:

Hendrawan said...

wew.. a nice beach..

Hyde DP said...

that looks lovely.

welcome to world of DP

Saretta said...

Thank you for the welcome message! About the beach...more on that in my next post!

Jilly said...

How beautiful. Lovely photograph. Welcome to the Daily Photo family!

babooshka said...

Wlcome if I have said so already. This looks such a beautiful palce to be.