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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to discover the captivating charm of Foggia in the picturesque region of Apulia: – Foggia is a city in the southern region of Apulia, in Italy. It is the capital of the province of Foggia and the main city of a plain called Tavoliere, also known as the “granary of Italy”. Foggia has a long and rich history, dating back to the Neolithic period. It was a centre of culture and power during the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, and it still preserves many monuments and artworks from those periods. Foggia is also a lively and modern city, with a vibrant economy and a diverse population. Foggia offers many attractions and activities for visitors, such as: – The Cattedrale di Foggia, a beautiful Gothic church with a Baroque facade and a dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi – The Piazza Umberto Giordano, a charming square with shops, cafes, and restaurants, and the Church of Gesu e Maria – The Villa Comunale – Parco Karol Wojtyla, a large park with gardens, fountains, and statues – The Palazzo Dogana, a former customs house that now hosts a museum of folk art and traditions – The Museo Civico e Pinacoteca, a museum that displays paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Foggia is also a great base to explore the surrounding area, which offers natural beauty and cultural heritage. You can visit the Gargano National Park, which has stunning cliffs, caves, forests, and beaches. You can also take a boat trip to the Tremiti Islands, which are known for their crystal-clear water and marine life. Foggia is a city that will surprise you with its charm and diversity. It is a city that will make you discover the authentic spirit of Italy.

Via S. Lazzaro, is a street in Foggia which runs from Via Manfredonia to Porta Arpana (Photo 1) – Piazza Piano della Croce is a historic square in the centre of Foggia and is home to the Church of Santa Maria della Croce, and the Palazzo Dogana. The square is also a popular spot for locals and tourists to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the city. (Photos 2-6) – The Church of Santa Maria della Croce is a historic church in Foggia. It was built in the 17th century to replace the ancient church of Santa Elena, which was demolished in 1936. The church has a simple facade and a single nave interior. It contains frescoes, paintings, and sculptures from various periods. One of the most notable artworks is an 11th-century fresco depicting the Madonna with Child holding the Cross. (Photos 2-3-4-5) – Via Arpi is a street in Foggia which runs from Tre Archi to Vico Troiano. (Photos 7-8-12-27-28-29) – Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, is a street in Foggia which runs Corso Cairoli to Piazza Federico II. (Photo 9) – The Piazza Federico II is a historic square in the centre of Foggia, named after the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, who founded the city in the 13th century. The Pozzo di Federico II (Well of Frederick II) is a medieval well that was used to supply water to the city. (Photos 10-11) – The Piazza Francesco de Sanctis in Foggia is a historic square in the centre of Foggia, named after Francesco de Sanctis, a 19th-century Italian writer and literary critic who was born in the city. The square is also home to the Cattedrale di Foggia, the main religious building of the city that dates to the 12th century. (Photos 13-14) – Via Giuseppe Catalano is a street in Foggia which runs from Via Duomo to Via Giuseppe Ricciardi. (Photo 15) – The Basilica Cattedrale di Foggia – B.V.M. Assunta in Cielo, or the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Heaven, is a beautiful Roman Catholic cathedral in Foggia. It was built in the 12th century in Romanesque style, with influences from Pisa, and it was restored in Baroque style after the earthquake of 1731. The cathedral is also known as Santa Maria Icona Vetere, or the Madonna of the Seven Veils, because it contains an ancient icon of the Virgin Mary that was wrapped in seven veils and found in a swamp in the 11th century. The cathedral is the main religious attraction of Foggia, and it is a national monument since 1940. (Photos 14-15-16-17-18) – The Piazza Pericle Felic is an historic square in Foggia. It is named after Pericle Felici, a 20th-century Italian cardinal and diplomat who was born in the city. The square is also next to the Basilica Cattedrale di Foggia. (Photo 19)

The Piazza del Lago is a charming square in Foggia and can be found along Via Duomo. (Photo 20) – Piazza XX Settembre is one of the main squares in Foggia, a city in the Apulia region of Italy. It is in the historical centre of the city, and it is surrounded by several important buildings and monuments. You can find in the Palazzo Dogana1 in Piazza XX Settembre. It is a 15th-century palace that was the headquarters of the Royal Sheep Customs of Foggia until the early 19th century. The palace has a distinctive facade with a large clock and a coat of arms, and it hosts a museum and a cultural centre. (Photos 21-23) – The Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio or Chiesa delle Colonne is a church in Foggia that dates to the early 18th century. It was founded by the congregation of the Brothers of San Francesco Saverio, and it has a neoclassical style with a portico of Ionic order. The interior is shaped like a Greek cross, with a dome in the centre. The walls and vaults are decorated with stucco motifs. The church underwent some internal changes in 1968. The church is in Piazza XX Settembre, near the Palazzo Dogana. Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi is a street in Foggia which runs Via Guglielmo Oberdan to Via Vittime Civili (Photos 24-25-26) – The Arco dell’Addolorata is a historical arch that leads to a small square where the Chiesa dell’Addolorata is located. The arch and the church are both named after the Madonna of the Seven Sorrows, who is venerated in Foggia. The arch was built in the 18th century, and it has a simple but elegant design. The church, on the other hand, has a rich baroque facade with a large window and curved volutes. The interior of the church is elliptical, with marble altars and paintings by local and Neapolitan artists. The most important work is the statue of the Madonna of the Seven Sorrows, which is carried in procession on Good Friday1. The arch and the church are both in the historical centre of Foggia, near Via Arpi. They are part of the cultural and religious heritage of the city, and they attract many visitors and devotees. (Photo 30) – Piazza Baldassarre is a square in the centre of Foggia, named after Baldassarre Orsini, a 19th-century patriot and politician who was born in the city. The square is also known as Piazza del Mercato, because it hosts a daily market of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other products. The square is a lively and colourful place, where you can enjoy the local atmosphere. (Photos 31-31)

Foggia Cusine:- It is known for its rich culinary tradition, influenced by the Mediterranean, Balkan, and Middle Eastern cuisines. Some of the food and wine specialties of Foggia are: – Orecchiette: This is a type of pasta shaped like small ears, hence the name. It is typically served with broccoli rabe, tomato sauce, or meat ragù. Burrata: This is a fresh cheese made from mozzarella and cream. It has a soft and creamy texture and a delicate flavor. It is often eaten with bread, tomatoes, olive oil, and basil. Taralli: These are crunchy ring-shaped snacks made from flour, olive oil, and white wine. They can be flavored with various ingredients, such as fennel seeds, black pepper, or sugar. Pizzette: These are miniature pizzas topped with fresh cherry tomatoes. They are a popular snack to enjoy on the beach or at a picnic. Caciocavallo podolico: This is a cheese made from the milk of a rare breed of cows called Podolica. It has a hard texture and a sharp flavor. It is aged for at least six months and can be eaten alone or grated over pasta dishes.

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Photo Gallery of Walk – Via S. Lazzaro to Via Arpi
Approximately 1.86 km – 1.16 miles

The walk starts in Via S. Lazzaro – Church of San Giovanni Battista, Piazza Piano della Croce – Via Arpi – Corso Vittorio Emanuele II – Via Arpi – Piazza Francesco de Sanctis – Basilica Cattedrale di Foggia – B.V.M. Assunta in Cielo – Piazza Pericle Felici – Via Duomo – Piazza del Lago – Via Duomo – Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio o Chiesa delle Colonne, Piazza XX Settembre – Piazza XX Settembre – Prefettura di Foggia, Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi – Via Pasquale Fuiani – Via Arpi – Chiesa di San Giovanni di Dio, Via Arpi – Via Arpi – Piazza Baldassarre – Via Arpi.