Lucera & Troia
Lucera is located in the province of Foggia, from which it is only 18 km away, and is a stronghold built by the great Emperor Frederick II of Swabia. Not to be missed in the town are: the Roman amphitheatre, the Frederician Fortress, the Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption, considered the first example of Gothic style in Apulia.
The Diocesan Museum and the Museum dedicated to Urban Archaeology are valuable and rich in testimonies.
The city is linked to the name of San Francesco Antonio Fasani and the Basilica Sanctuary dedicated to him.
It is possible to combine a full-day visit to Lucera with a visit to nearby Troia, located further south and only 21 km away.
This ancient city lies at the foot of the Monti Dauni and is famous for its splendid cathedral built in the 12th century and made famous by the splendid openwork rose window on the façade and the famous Exultet scrolls. Other unmissable stops include the Church of San Domenico and the Church of Sant’Andrea Apostolo in Sant’Anna.
Our idea is to combine an itinerary of your choice with the possibility of tasting some of the area’s gastronomic excellences through our original
Typical products of the province of Foggia include Dauno extra virgin olive oil PDO, the ‘Bella della Daunia’ PDO olive, capers, the Femminello IGP lemon, Faeto raw ham, and a long list of Slow Food Presidium products such as Gargano citrus fruits, dauno caciocavallo podolico, eel from the Lesina lagoon, Carpino broad beans, and podolica cow meat.
Typical products of Lucera and Troia : In Lucera, the ‘ciccatelli’, a fresh pasta, are famous, and among the wines, the ‘Cacc’e Mmitte’ of Lucera DOC.
The town of Troia, on the other hand, is the birthplace of the ‘passionata’, a delicious ricotta-based dessert, while among the wines it can boast Nero di Troia.