10 Things to Do in Foggia That You Shouldn't Miss

July 30, 2017 Vergie Nakamoto

Foggia ([ˈfɔddʒa] ( listen)) is a city and comune of Apulia, in southern Italy, capital of the province of Foggia. In 2013 its population was 153,143. Foggia is the main city of a plain called Tavoliere, also known as the "granary of Italy".
Restaurants in Foggia

1. Parco Nazionale del Gargano

Via Sant'Antonio Abate, 121, 71037 Foggia, Italy +39 0884 568911
Excellent
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4.5 based on 268 reviews

Parco Nazionale del Gargano

Reviewed By ELear - Ancona, Italy

What's most striking about the Gargano is how 'different' it feels to other parts of Italy. It must be partly to do with the geology, which is like on the far side of the Adriatic. And then, after San Giovanni and Manfredonia, there are no big towns, most roads are narrow and slow, and it really is like a world of its own.
Coves, hidden Beaches, nature (the Tremiti Islands too, which are part of the National Park), history (Roman, Saracen, Norman...), superb cooking (fresh fish, dolci, orecchiette, superlative olive oil...), friendly, hospitable and relaxed people, religious tourism if you're interested in that sort of thing, an ancient forest...
There are only two negatives. 1. In the season, and especially on the coast, it can feel ike a bit like a holiday park, and 2. traffic can be difficult. Be especially careful on the fast stretch from Foggia to Manfredonia at weekends through the summer.

2. Cattedrale di Foggia

Piazza Duomo, Foggia, Italy +39 0881 773482
Excellent
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4.5 based on 151 reviews

Cattedrale di Foggia

Reviewed By Carolina S

People of Foggia are proud of their Cathedral, but actually there's nothing so special or spectacular. It is a very "new" church so you won't find a very complicated retable or art. When the light's right you can get a good picture from outside.

3. Parco Archeologico di Siponto

Via De Nittis, 7, 71100 Siponto, Manfredonia, Italy +39 0881 725458
Excellent
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4.5 based on 73 reviews

Parco Archeologico di Siponto

Reviewed By Unpodipepe - Vancouver, Canada

Santa Maria di Siponto is a lovely Romanesque church with simple lines and Islamic influences. The archeological site consists of the ruins of a 250AD Paleochristian basilica with a semi circular apse and mosaic pavement, plus the partially excavated remains of ancient Sipontium.
Since last year, the space occupied by the basilica has been transformed into a magnificent sculpture, bult right onto the foundations. The installation is made of layers of wire mesh that overlap and intersect, reclaiming the space and volume of a structure that no longer exists. The structure looks like a hologram of the original church, creating an almost 'ghostly' effect. It is truly breathtaking, and the basilica almost seems to be resurrected from the ruins.
The site is a bit out of the way unless you are going to Monte Sant'Angelo, Manfredonia, or the Gargano. Worth a detour for sure! It even has nice new bathrooms! Buon Viaggio, Cristina

4. Santuario Madre di Dio Incoronata

Viale Don Luigi Orione 1 | Borgo Incoronata, 71122 Foggia, Italy +39 0881 810016
Excellent
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4.5 based on 135 reviews

Santuario Madre di Dio Incoronata

Reviewed By Americo C

My family originate and still reside in Foggia and the surrounding area. I go there almost every year for the last 40 years. One place I go to is this gem of peace and tranquility. If your religious definitely a place to go, if your not well still go just for the experience as it really is a beautiful place and there are picnic areas for the whole family as well as stalls to buy souvenirs and food and drink. I'm not heavily religious but I do leave here everytime feeling calm and relaxed. This is the Italian version of Lourdes in France. Give it a visit you at be surprised

5. Duomo Lucera

Piazza Duomo, 71036 Foggia, Italy +39 0881 520880
Excellent
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Duomo Lucera

Reviewed By photosailor - Seattle

We were at the Cathedral for the Feast of the Assumption (August 15). The city and the Cathedral were decorated for the celebration; the parish choir did a nice job with the music for the Mass on Assumption. The chuch is restored, originally built in the 12th Century.

6. Teatro Giordano

Piazza Cesare Battisti, 71121 Foggia, Italy +39 0881 774640
Excellent
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Teatro Giordano

Reviewed By Carolina S

I lived in Foggia for a while and I've been coming and going regularly for the last two years. It's always been closed. So, it's hard to tell how this actually is.
Besides that, it is quit close to one of the busiest streets in town.

7. Chiesa delle Croci

Largo Sant'Antonio, 71121 Foggia, Italy
Excellent
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Chiesa delle Croci

Reviewed By DeGustibus67 - Turin, Italy

La chiesa, nota in città come “Cappellone delle Croci”, sorge a Piazza S. Eligio in uno dei quartieri più veraci e popolari della città.
Si tratta di una chiesa sorta nel 1693 per volere del frate Antonio da Olivadi il quale, dopo una grave siccità, piantò all’incrocio di strade importanti per l’epoca sette croci di legno per sperare nella benevolenza divina (ed infatti la leggenda narra che improvvisamente iniziò a piovere).

Su ognuna delle sette croci furono edificate cappelle con archi, successivamente ridotte a cinque per costruire la piccola chiesa barocca che peraltro custodisce un pezzo di legno della Croce di Gesù ed è circondata da un bel prato e preceduta da ordinati cipressi lungo il percorso delle cappelle.
Grazie a recenti lavori di recupero la chiesa pare tornata nuova vita e vi consiglio di visitarla anche per la sua unicità (non avevo mai visto una chiesa di simili fattezze) e, difatti, è stata insignita del titolo di monumento nazionale

8. Piazza Umberto Giordano

Piazza Umberto Giordano, 71121 Foggia, Italy
Excellent
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4 based on 60 reviews

Piazza Umberto Giordano

Reviewed By Ariana C

It is alive in the evening only, during the day looks like an abandoned place, some shops are opened around the square in the evening.

9. Chiesa di Santa Maria della Misericordia

Piazza Purgatorio | Via San Domenico, 71121 Foggia, Italy +39 320 372 4578
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5 based on 24 reviews

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Misericordia

Reviewed By DeGustibus67 - Turin, Italy

Restaurata recentemente, la chiesa (detta anche Chiesa dei morti) fu edificata nel XVII secolo e mostra nella para alta della facciata un’inconsueta decorazione costituita da riproduzioni di teschi ed ossa umane.
Il piccolo interno, che è ad una navata, è sorprendentemente suggestivo con uno splendido soffitto ligneo, uno sfarzoso altare maggiore in marmo, una decina di tele del XVII secolo a tema spirituale, un pregevole dipinto di scuola napoletana (Madonna della Misericordia) ed una versione dell’opera Ecce homo, forse attribuibile a Guidi Reni.
Non tanto valorizzata come dovrebbe…merita la visita, poiché è una delle chiese storiche più interessanti della città.

10. Museo Civico e Pinacoteca

Piazza Vincenzo Nigri 1, 71121 Foggia, Italy +39 0881 814042
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Museo Civico e Pinacoteca

Reviewed By mc m - Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom

The staff in this intimate museum were fantastic.We had a guided tour of the atrium to see its Daunia material and find out about Arpi a nearby city that preceded Rome.The Exhibitions include pottery,jewellery and 19th and 20th century paintings.It also features a room that recreates a typical house in the early 20th century based on a home in a nearby Gargano town.Every effort was given to help us understand the exhibits,even using a translating device on a phone.There was a function going on and also a visit by a group of schoolchildren so although small the museum seems appreciated.The entrance fee of 5 euros is good value and it is free for over 65s.

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