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FOGGIA THE GRANARY OF ITALY

written by Mandino Gojanovic

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Foggia is the capital city of Foggia province which is a part of the Apulia region in South Western Italy.

The area around it is so well known for wheat production that it is called the granary of Italy. Even the name Foggia means a pit. This is because the city has pits for the storage of wheat.

According to modern history the settlement has its roots in the year 1000 CE. Over the centuries it has faced earth quakes and changes of regimes but has weathered all that to stay intact. In the 19th century Foggia got its railway station and the lifestyle of its people changed to farming of agricultural crops in place of sheep farming. In 1943 the British army liberated the city from Germans.
Due to destruction the city has faced as a result of both earthquakes and wars Foggia has been rebuilt many times and looks a modern city. However, remnants of its past glory are still there to be seen.

When you are in the city it is a good idea to visit the farmer’s market. Also, you have the option to visit the underground tombs which are unique structures built by the Romans.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria de Fovea could be seen once you are in this city and it is dedicated to the patron saint Madonna of the Seven Veils. Palazzo Dogana is another interesting structure that remains intact. There is also the Arch of Fredrick dedicated to Emperor Fredrick II.
This city is one of the favorite places of the Emperor.
There is a monument of the famous composer Umberto Menotti Maria Giordano which one must not miss. The piazza in which the monument is left has been repaired recently.
Church of Calvario and Palazzo Arpi are also two of the places coming from 17th century though they have been restored later.

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Foggia is in the nearby of Foggia (FG) and 76 m (249 ft) above sea. . The Patron saint is Madonna dei Sette Veli on March 22. Foggia has Arpinova, Incoronata, Cervaro, Tavernola, Segezia, Duanera La Rocca as wards and the demonym of natives is "Foggians".

In Foggia there are 7 accomodation.. You may visit 14 places of interest.

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