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What to do and see in Foggia

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Of particular importance for this province is the Gargano area, called the “spur of Italy”. An area that combines the seascape with its 200 km of coastline, the islands landscape with the archipelago of the Tremiti, the lake landscape with lakes of Lesina and Varano and mountain landscape with the Gargano National Park. The main coastal centers of the Gargano Peninsula are: Rodi, Peschici and Vieste with its sandy beaches and its cliffs of limestone that create caves and rock formations such as the “Pizzomunno” monolith of rock 25 meters high located on the beach of the town that has become the symbol. It continues withMattinata and Manfredonia dominated by the Castle built by Manfred of Swabia now home to theNational Museum; Another important monument is the Cathedral dedicated to San Lorenzo Maiorano, saint patron of the city. We should also mention as an event of importance the Dauno Carnival with parades of floats and masked groups. Very important religious tourism with the destination of San Giovanni Rotondo with its shrines that house the remains of St. Pio of Pietrelcina. Not least is the cave attached to the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel located in the town of Monte Sant’Angelo and world eritage site of UNESCO. Also in the Gargano Peninsula the Gargano National Park protects a particular territory and unspoiled that contains the sub-area of the Foresta Umbra, so named from the latin word dark, shadowy. This area allows you to walks and excursions on foot or mountain bike for a total contact with nature. In the hinterland of the province are Lucera offers as prominent monuments such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Basilica of San Francesco Antonio Fasani, the fortress of the thirteenth century with its tower of the Queen and the Roman Theatre dating back to the emperor Roman Emperor Augustus. It ends with the provincial capital, Foggia. The city has in its Cathedral dedicated to the Virgin Mary the Crowned the architectural monument of greatest splendor in addition to other religious buildings, and some palaces.

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