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Puglia – Foggia – Things to See

Posted in Foggia, Italy, Puglia with tags , , , , on February 26, 2019 by gannet39

The short answer for Foggia is, not a lot. Successive earthquakes throughout the centuries, and in particular the Allied bombing during WW2, have left very little for the tourist to see.

On the other hand, I ate very well here, which is often the case with ugly Italian towns I find. Please see my next post Foggia – Where to Eat. My map is here.

Various fountains are dotted about town. The nicest one is Fontana del Sele in Piazza Camillo Benso Cavour.

The Cattedrale di Foggia is a nice example of Baroque if you like that kind of thing.

The lower half that survived the quakes is Romanesque.

The interior looks quite attractive though.

One of the oldest existing buildings in town is the Palazzo Marzano Tafuri aka the Palazzo De Vita De Luca, near the cathedral. The lower two stories are 16th century and designed in a Neapolitan Renaisance style, while the third floor was added in the 18th century.

It’s neighbour at 84 Via Arpi also looks like a hotchpotch of styles and in equally bad nick.

There’s a bit of fascist era Rationalism dotted about.

I quite like this old building on the main shopping street but I don’t know anything about it.

And that’s about itm although I left a few things, like a visit to the town’s museum, till next time.

One of the best things about Foggia is that it makes a good jump off point for visiting the Gargano National Park www.parcogargano.it and the Tremeti Islands www.pugliaandculture.com, both of which I must go to one day.

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