Lucera is a town in the province of Foggia in the middle of Il Tavoliere di Puglia, located in Apulia, Italy, between the streams Salsola and Vulgate, and near the Subappennino Dauno and the Gargano promontory which is only 18 km from the provincial capital.
The city, which now has more than 35,000 inhabitants, has very ancient origins, as evidenced by several artifacts dating back to the Neolithic and Bronze Age.
Lucera was awarded the title of City of Art, was inserted between the European Cities of Excellence in 2007 and its strategic position in the territory is considered Chiave di Puglia.
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Among the historical remains of the past, there are Porta Foggia and Porta Troia, only two gates of the city remained almost intact, dating back to Anjou.
The most significant expressions of civil Lucera, we must mention the Mozzagrugno neoclassical palace, now home to City Hall, the Municipal Biglioteca Bongos and the Civic Theatre G. Garibaldi Palazzo Lombardo, half of the 600 and has a beautiful Renaissance door-Baroque Palace Bongos, with two portals in eighteenth-century carved stone.
Among the major examples of religious architecture, there is the Basilica-Cathedral, built by Charles II d'Anjou and located in the central Piazza Duomo, the living stone of the city, and the Church-Santuario di San Francesco, built yet by Charles II of Anjou in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, which today houses the remains of St. Francis Fasani.
Among the best examples of military architecture, however, the Swabian-Angevin Fortress, a real military citadel situated on the highest hill of the city, built on the site of the Roman necropolis.
- February - Carnival Lucerino
- November - Festival of Mosto Cotto