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BITONTO (anc. Butunti)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 13 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BITONTO (anc. Butunti), a town and episcopal see of Apulia, Italy, in the province of Bari, ro m. west by steam tramway from Bari. Pop. (1901) 30,617. It was a place of no importance in classical times. Its medieval walls are still preserved. Its cathedral is one of the finest examples of the Romanesque architecture of Apulia, and has escaped damage from later restorations. The palazzo Sylos-Labini has a fine Renaissance court of 1502.
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