Ex Augustinian Convent

Designed by the local architect Gimignani from Corinaldo and built between 1767 and 1780, it is now used as a hotel. Once through the front gate with its wrought iron monogram M.A. (Monastero Agostiniano), still today known as the “portone dei Frati”, you will reach a courtyard designed with harmonious forms typical of Vanvitelli style.

The building is designed with different levels and represents a significant example of eighteenth century architecture. The south side of the building has an embedded thirteenth century apse from the Saint Nicola Church. The main room leads to a long tunnel going down to the underbelly of the historic centre through shafts and niches dug into the clay. This cave was used to conserve foodstuffs at a constant temperature.