BITONTO, a city and bishop's see, in the province of Bari, in South Italy, on the great road from Foggia to Bari, about 12 miles from the latter town. Its cathedral, dedicated to St Valentine, is a fine building in the ItaloGothic style ; and it possesses a theological seminary, a large orphan asylum, and a hospital. The inhabitants maintain an active trade, And have extensive manufactures of olive oil. Their principal export is an excellent wine• known as Zagarelle. Bitonto, or Butuntum, seems from its coins to have been a place of some importance at au early period, but it makes no appearance in ancient history_ In the Middle Ages its A ccademia degl' I ngiammati obtained considerable fame. In 1735 it was the scene of a severe battle, in which the Austrians were defeated by the Spaniards under Mortemar, in whose honour Philip V. caused a pyramid to be erected on the spot. Population in 1871, 24,978.