San Ferdinando di Puglia
Ancient agricultural colony wanted by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, the small town stands on a hill surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, on the left of the Ofanto river.
Gastronomic pride of San Ferdinando di Puglia is the Violet Artichoke, a variety of artichoke that makes use of the particular climatic conditions able to favor an early ripening. The best time to enjoy it is between October and November, on the occasion of the traditional National Artichoke Fair.
Outside the town, going down into the Ofanto valley not to be missed is the jewel of industrial archelogy of the Park of the Cafiero Quarries.