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Storia comune di Foggia provincia di Foggia

Probably the name of Foggia comes from the Latin “fovea” that means “catch basin”. The first settlements dates back to the Neolithic age when people exploited already the Tavoliere plain and its richness although it was a marshy and malarial area. It was drained only between the XI and XII centuries with the Normans so that the soil improved. With Frederick II and the Anjous, Foggia increased its trades and its administrative importance. The Aragones exploited the strategic position of Foggia for sheep transhumance imposing a tax on shepherds so that royal revenues increased but the local shepherds became more and more poor. But with the Unification of Italy the tax was lifted and the town perked up again. During the Second World War it was an important railway and roadway junction, but it came under lots of bombings so after the war Foggia was rebuilt almost in its whole starting from the ruins of the old town.



Informazioni turistiche comune di Foggia provincia di Foggia

Foggia is placed in the Capitanata, an historic district in the southern Apulia, and it stands in the heart of Tavoliere (the second largest plain of Italy). It’s a very important farming area thanks to its rich territory in which there are also lots of woods, whose most important is the Foresta Umbra. The coast plunged into the maquis where there are the Gargano beaches and the Tremiti Islands with their enchanting landscapes. The underground of Foggia it’s very interesting because throughout the years groundwaters created beautiful rocks and caves. Foggia preserves an important cultural and architectural heritage in its old town: the Cathedral, lots of churches in baroque and rococo style and underground passages that lead to churches’ crypts. For those who love good cooking in Foggia it’s possible to savour the typical dishes belonging to farming tradition: Cerignola and San Severo are two important centres for farming and wine productions.






Aree di interesse turistico del comune di Foggia


Monumenti, musei, chiese, parchi naturali, castelli e attrazioni da vedere in comune di Foggia

Chiesa dell'Addolorata

Chiesa di San Domenico

Chiesa di San Giuseppe

Chiesa delle Croci

L'Arco del Palazzo di Federico II

L'Arco della Pianara

Il Teatro

Palazzo Dogana

Museo Diocesano

Museo Provinciale di Storia Naturale

Museo Pinacoteca Comunale


Appuntamenti, eventi, manifestazioni e sagre comune di Foggia provincia di Foggia

Festa patronale della Madonna dei Sette Veli

Festa dei Santi Guglielmo e Pellegrino

Feast of the Finding of Iconavetere Madonna of the Seven Veils
Festival blues e jazz

Fiera Internazionale dell'Agricoltura e Zootecnia

Mostra Mercato della Vite e del Vino

Ottobre Dauno
Fiera nazionale delle attività industriali, commerciali, artigiane e turistiche.

G.A.T.E. e gusto 2013

Bitrel e vie sacre del sud

Borgo dell'Incoronata: cavalcata degli Angeli
Nei pressi del Santuario dell'Incoronata, spettacolare e scenografica sfilata di carri con...

Feast of St. Anne
Virgin of Sorrows Feast
The Feast of Our Lady "Liberator from Cholera" in Foggia falls on July 15, released in...

Foggia in fiore

Energea

Trekking delle Orchidee

Ilenia Volpe in concerto

Girlz Night: Orelle e Lilia in concerto

Degusta con Gusto - Agriturismo Rotarott

Marcello e il mio amico Tommaso in concerto

Fiera G.A.T.E. & Gusto 2013 incontra l'Europa

Il testamento di Faber

Foggiapalooza 9

Maurizio De Giovanni presenta Vipera

Come è profondo il mare - Omaggio a Lucio Dalla - Valerio Zelli & Luna Matana Band

Olio di artista

Miss Mondo con la mamma

Aspettando Ferlizze - Gianni Pellegrini&Band live

Evento Latino

Franco Fossa. La figura e i suoi luoghi

Vie Sacre Expo&Festival

Bitrel

Buck festival III edizione

Mostra Pittorica - Strutture Intime

Assaggi di Musica 2013/2014

Foggia: tradizione e futuro

Marta dell'Anno - in concerto

Presepe Medievale-La Natività nella Foggia sveva del XIII secolo

Ottima Foggia - Arte e Moda in Capitanata

John Fante wine night

La galleria dei grandi maestri contemporanei

Pane amaro - Storie di emigrazione

Concerto Marta Dell'Anno

Trakking "Il Gargano mistico"

Escursione Tratturo Regio

Cromatismi magnetici

Gusta i colori

Musica nei musei

Concerto per la Passione

Swap party


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