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This coastal town is full of history, featuring a lovely Old Town, nice seafood eateries, and several notable historic relics.

Monopoli is a town and commune in Italy, in the region of Apulia. The town has about 53,017 inhabitants. The city is important mostly as an agricultural, industrial and touristic center. Main sights in the city include the Castle of Charles V. Finished in 1525, it has a pentagonal plan. It is located on a promontory which was originally separated from the medieval city. It was restored and enlarged in the 17th century. Another important site is the Coastal castle of St. Stephen, built by the Norman lord Godfrey of Conversano in 1086. It was subsequently turned into a Benedictine monastery, and many more.
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