Triggiano, a small town located in the southern part of the Metropolitan City of Bari and region of Apulia, southern Italy, is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Although it may be overshadowed by the nearby port city of Bari, Triggiano boasts a rich history and stunning landmarks that are worth a visit.
Triggiano originated in the 14th century around a university, and the town’s medieval structures can still be seen in the Rione Ponte or Bridge quarter. One of the landmarks in the town is the Santa Maria Veterana hypogeum near the Rione Ponte, and the San Lorenzo church in the grotto is also a must-visit. Additionally, the Madonna della Croce church with its frescoes is a beautiful sight to behold.
With a population of around 26,200 persons in 2021, Triggiano is well-connected to Bari downtown via Sud-Est railways and buses. The city is also a sister city of Addison, Illinois, in the United States, with important communities of emigrants in the US and Venezuela. During the Madonna della Croce city remembrance, immigrants from the US and Venezuela use to come back to visit, or to show their children, their origin. Exiles would donate money in honor of the Madonna della Croce, and this commemoration takes place on the 3rd weekend of September.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore this charming town. Visit Triggiano and discover the best that southern Italy has to offer!