Latest update: 19 February 2022
The archaeological site of Cannae is situated within the Province of Barletta Andria Trani. It belongs to the Comune of Barletta, but these facts tell little of the fascinating story of the site.
The Battle of Cannae took place on 2nd August in the year 216 BC, fought between the opposing armies of the Roman Republic on one side and Hannibal Barca's Carthage on the other. In what represents one of the most astonishing outcomes in the history of warfare, Barca's Carthaginians defeated a much larger force of Romans, with an astonishing number of soldiers killed. The Carthaginian army lost some 5,000 troops while the Roman casualties are estimated to be as many as 65,000.
Province: Barletta Andria Trani
Close by: Canosa di Puglia, Margherita di Savoia, Cerignola
Fly to: Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport - 44 minutes by car (64 km)
Recommended accommodation: Antica Dimora (12 km)