Discover the castle and the Museum of ceramics
Stroll through the historic center with churches and palaces
Explore the ceramics district with the many artisan shops
The guided tour of Grottaglie will develop in the historical center going to visit the church of the XIV century and the heart of its activity: the ceramic museum and the ceramics district.
The Museum of Ceramics is kept inside the 14th century Episcopio castle. The original nucleus, with a keep and eastern sector, was later enlarged and remodeled, with a facade from the Baroque period.
The central tower, with a rectangular plan, stands on three floors. The museum is divided into sections dedicated to archeology, traditional ceramics, contemporary ceramics, majolica and finally nativity.
Inside you will be able to see many ancient and modern ceramic artefacts.
After the castle-museum you will visit the nearby ceramics district, where pottery is still produced today, the most important place in Puglia.
Along the ravine of San Giorgio a district of expert ceramists has formed, there are laboratories and kilns in the rock used in the past as mills.