A small patch of greenery in the heart of the plains in Puglia
The Regional Natural Park of the Crowned Bosco is situated about 12 km from the town of Foggia, in the heart of the plains in Puglia. The protected area of about 1000 hectares, contains a small strip of natural vegetation within a territory deeply cultivated. It 'an area representative of the diverse environments in the past covered a good part of the Tableland. The Natural Regional Park includes more than Bosco dell'Incoronata also part of the proposed Site of Community Importance (SCI) called Valley of Cervaro - Bosco dell'Incoronata falling within the scope of the Municipality of Foggia.
La Bella della Daunia is a horticultural product Italian Denomination of Origin. It is an olive for table obtained from the transformation, working with green or black olives cultivar Bella di Cerignola collected in a limited distribution area of Foggia, with the greatest concentration in the territory of Cerignola. The olives are harvested until the middle of October. In the processing in green, performed with the method Sivigliano, are treated with soda (to reduce the bitter) the concentration of which varies from a minimum of 2.5% up to a maximum of 3%. They are then rinsed with water and placed in appropriate containers. Finally is added to table salt. The oil is grown in the plains in temperatures that never fall below 0 ° C on the parcels in the vicinity of the municipalities of Cerignola, Stornara, Stornarella, Orta Nova, S. Ferdinando di Puglia and Tring.
The lands which are best suited to the cultivation of this variety are calcareous, siliceous and argillaceous.
Loc. PARCO NAZIONALE DEL GARGANO, GARGANO, PUGLIA, ITALIA - PUGLIA
45 Km from FOGGIA
Area Cagnano Varano, Monte Sant'Angelo, Ischitella
Known more as a vacation spot or, for those who believe, as a place of the preaching of Padre Pio as a nature park, Gargano brings the imagination of millions of Italian names evocative of summer heat, white houses and atmospheres vacationer, as Peschici , Vieste, Foresta Umbra, the Tremiti Islands, the most characteristic areas of our country. Areas where there is baked in the sun and you dive into one of the most beautiful and cleanest seas in Italy (although, according to the latest estimates of Legambiente, not excel in the ranking of the cleanest). This part of Puglia is also one of the richest of different habitats and biodiversity. The reason goes back to the morphology of the spur of Italy and its history. When, between the lagoons and the land, the Appennines began to emerge - and we're talking hundreds of millions of years ago - the Gargano was not there yet, or rather was just an island, separated from the mainland. Only later would the promontory joined to the mainland to form the unmistakable spur, but the origin of island of the area, however, has marked the evolution of the environment, with its green heart, but also with a mosaic of coastal lakes, a chain of islands opposite, and a desert of stone behind which only in isolated conditions could form. It is a rich and varied habitat, as it is difficult to find in Italy. The real puzzle environments concentrated in such a small area makes the island Gargano more than a mountain, which, however, only reaches the 1,065 meters with Mount Calvo.
Mainly produced from olives of the variety Peranzana, coratina, Ogliarola Gargano and Rotondella, this oil is marketed by one of the following sub-denominations: High Tableland, Low Tableland, Gargano and Sub-Apennines. All have color from green to yellow; High Tableland has an intense aroma, medium fruity, with herbaceous and floral, and sweet, fragrant with almond aftertaste. The Low Tableland, particularly dense, it has an intense aroma, herbal, fruity and sweet, with a strong sense of spicy and bitter aftertaste typical of artichoke. Gargano, however, has less odor than oil, medium fruity and sweet almond bottom. The type Sub-Apennines, finally, presents smell fruity with hints of net oil and fresh fruits, and fruity flavor.
The canestrato Pugliese derives its name from the rush baskets in which you do it to mature for a period longer or shorter. It is used whole milk of sheep, Merino or Gentile di Puglia.
Production area: the provinces of Foggia and (in part) to Bari.
The Protected Designation of Origin was recognized June 12, 1996.
MUSEO DELLA BASILICA DI SAN MICHELE ARCANGELO Apri
Loc. MONTE SANT'ANGELO - PUGLIA
45 Km from FOGGIA
Area Monte Sant'Angelo, Carpino, Mattinata
The Museum of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel in Monte Sant'Angelo (Foggia) is housed in the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel (built in the late sixth century and rebuilt in 871) and documents the history of the sanctuary.
Altitude: 210 mt. a.s.l. Area Lavello, Monteverde, Atella
The castle of Melfi, having reported numerous phases of construction over the centuries shows an architectural form multistilistica, although it has retained its typically medieval. It consists of ten towers of which seven rectangular three pentagonal: Tower of Input Tower of the Standard or the Cypress Tower of the Secretaria or Terrace Tower of the Rampart Lion Emperor's Tower or the Seven Winds Tower without a name, only the ruins remain Tower of North East or Torrita Parvula Torre delle Carceri or Marcangione Tower of the Church Clock Tower The castle of Melfi consists of four inputs, of which only one is still accessible. The first, situated in the northeast near the Tower Parvula, was directly connected with the campaign and currently is walled, and the second, which is also walled and located near the Tower of the Church, it opens in the bulwark and the third to the southwest, present near the Bastion of Leo, was the main entrance to the Angevin age and allowed to reach the moat and the city. The fourth, the only active, was opened by the Doria and serves as access to the country through a bridge, drawbridge in ancient times. The interior, although transformed by the Doria, between the sixteenth and the eighteenth century, in a baronial mansion, retains some structural Norman-Swabian style. After crossing the bridge you notice an eighteenth-century portal that contains an inion honoring the exploits of Charles V and Andrea Doria. Proceeding into the courtyard where you can go to the stables and courtyards of Stabling and Mortorio Angevin all works carried out between 1278 and 1281 by order of Charles II of Anjou. Always in style Angevin are the Throne Room (which houses the Museum), built on the north side, below the Soldier's room. Also worth mentioning is the Hall of Bowls, a place in which they were proclaimed the Constitutions of Melfi. Services to the public on Saturday and Sunday are assistants museum for guided tours, guided tours on other days of booking (Booking Form) Days and opening hours: hours 9-20 Closed on Monday morning Cost of ticket: Euro 2.50
Excursions and attractions in PUGLIA close to FOGGIA Cerignola Carpino Melfi:
'PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE BOSCO INCORONATA'
'OLIVA LA BELLA DELLA DAUNIA DOP'
'PARCO NAZIONALE DEL GARGANO'
'OLIO DAUNO DOP'
'CANESTRATO PUGLIESE D.O.P.'
'MUSEO DELLA BASILICA DI SAN MICHELE ARCANGELO'
Le Puglie, the Italian name of this region, is in the plural form and, in fact, this is a place that conceals many souls. The 'heel' of the boot, Apulia , as it is known in English, is,an enchanting region that lays amid nature, history, tradition, gusto and spirituality, to be visited all year round.
Sea lovers can take their pick, choosing between the cliffs of Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca, the meeting point between the Ionian and the Adriatic Sea, or Gallipoli, the 'Gem of Salento' and the Gargano, the 'Spur of Italy', jutting out to the clear sea water that guards the beautiful Tremiti Islands.
Nature is again the protagonist in the Murgia National Park and the Gargano National Park with its wild Umbrian forest, its salt pans and lakes, the deep ravines of Laterza and the wide dolines of Altamura, which distinguish the hinterland of the region with their charming sceneries. To those who want to plunge into history, Apulia offers a wide range of places that tell the ancient origins of this land: from prehistory to Magna Graecia, from the Imperial Age to the Renaissance and the baroque splendour of Lecce and the Salento area.
The provinces of the region are: Bari (regional capital), Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce and Taranto.
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