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Corato is located in the environmental comprensorio district of the Alta Murgia Park. The Corato territory can boast of a rich fauna and flora population consisting of many species while, from the climatic point of view it is included within the Mediterranean microclimate.
It is a municipality of considerable historic, artistic and architectural interest. Worth seeing are the Chianca dei Paladini Dolmen and the Tombs and Tumulus of San Magno. In the ancient quarter of the town, one can admire the Palazzo di Citta, the City Palace, at one time a convent and now the home of the council offices. In the cloister are preserved three of the six milestones which were once situated along the length of the Trajan road. Inside, it is possible to see the statue of the Madonna del Latte and a fresco of the Ferrarese school dating from the sixteenth century. Of great artistic importance is the Chiesa Matrice, a church built on the ruins of a pagan temple which houses the reliquaries and the silver statue of Saint Cataldo the town’s patron saint. Other churches within the Corato area are the Chiesa dei Cappuccini, the Chiesa di San Benedetto, the Chiesa di San Vito and the Chiesa di Santa Maria Greca.
There are numerous noble buildings to be found at Corato, amongst which we would mention; Palazzo Gentile, Palazzo Catalano, Palazzo de Mattis, Palazzo Lamonica Vecchio and Palazzo Gioia. An unusual feature of the historic centre is the presence of innumerable arches such as the Arco di San Michele. The town is noted for its archaeological interest. Every year, Corato organises numerous events and festivals which attract many visitors: for example the Corato carnival , the San Cataldo fair, the Murge festival and the market of the Barca di Santa Maria. Amongst the typical products is the Gold of Corato, one of the best olive oils in Italy.
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