Bitonto is a city and comune in the province of Bari (Apulia region), Italy. It is nicknamed the "City of Olives" due to the numerous olive groves surrounding the city.
The city was founded by the Peucetii, and its inhabitants referred to by the Greek settlers of the region as Butontinoi, an ethnonym of uncertain derivation. According to one tradition, the city was named after Botone, an Illyrian king. Its first city wall can be dated to the fifth to fourth centuries BC; traces remain in the foundations of the Norman walling. ...read more
Palo del Colle is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Puglia, Italy.
The town of Palo del Colle is about 15 kilometres (9 mi) inland from the city of Bari. It is on a hill (hence the name "Pole on the Hill") 177 metres (581 ft) above sea level and covers 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi). The population at present is about 20,000. It was founded by the Illyrians, ancestors of the Bosnians and Albanians.