Volturino seems to take its name from the Volturnus, Latin god of the wind that blows and caresses practically all the year the boundaries and the profiles of this village, whose historic center, Situated at 735 a.s.l. it is configured as a terrace overlooking a wide and wonderful panorama that embraces the Tavoliere and the Gargano.
The historical origins of the village are to be dated back to Roman times, and are testified by some tombstones found in its surroundings. Volturino was originally one of the five farmhouses of the ancient disappeared town of Montecorvino. The other 4 houses, also disappeared, were Monte Sambuco, La Umara, Santa Lucia, Tortorano and give the names to 4 districts of the same Volturino. In the 15th century the commune started a great urban development, due to the arrival of the inhabitants of Montecorvino fleeing the clashes between the Angevins and the Aragonese.
Today Volturino is presented to visitors as a charming medieval village, characterized by unique elements, such as the rue, or the stairways that make up a herringbone, providing shelter to the strong wind that often blows on Volturino; and the sporti, that is the connections between the ancient buildings that had defensive function in case of attack. Along its streets you can admire the beautiful churches of San Domenico, San Francesco and the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Outside the village instead is the Sanctuary of Serritella.
The territory of Volturino also offers sites of natural interest, such as the Boschi Marano and Mezzana. Finally, the remains of the tower and the cathedral of the disappeared city of Montecorvino are unmissable for lovers of medieval archaeology.