Altamura, a town of Puglia, is the ‘City of Bread’. Its bread making traditions and reputation has existed for centuries. Each family used to prepare a large dough of bread at home and take it to a public oven to bake. The baker would mark each piece of bread with family name to avoid confusion. Altamura bread is officially the first product in Europe to bear the DOP mark in the product category “Bakery and baked goods”.
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Antico Forno Santa Chiara – Inside the Antico Forno Santa Chiara it is possible to witness the making of the most famous bread in the world. The ancient oven of Santa Chiara by Marcella Vito dates back to 1423. It is one of the first public large wood ovens in Altamura, used for cooking DOP bread. Altamura bread is made according to traditional procedures and with selected quality ingredients coming exclusively from the territory.