Palace of Don Diego of Mendoza

On the ground floor of the Palazzo di Don Diego de Mendoza is the "Cantina della Disfida", where legend has it that the Barletta Challenge (Disfida di Barletta) was issued in 1503 by Italian knights accused of cowardice by their French colleagues. This incident would become the model of Italian patriotism, and Ettore Fieramosca, the man who issued the challenge, has been a national hero ever since.

Useful information

Address:

Via Cialdini, 11, 70051 Barletta

Phone:

+39 0883 532204

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

daily except Mon 10am-2pm, 4pm-8pm

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