Andria is the timeless city par excellence; able to transcend time, it nevertheless manages to contain its eras, history and stories fully: the stories of those who live there, day after day, or of those who fall in love with it after visiting it. In 1046 the town was re-founded by the Count of Trani Peter I The Norman, then transformed into a civitas and walled.  With the rise of the Swabians, it passed into their hands and underwent an  extraordinary development. It rises in the vicinity of Castel del Monte and, just like in the best examples of the castles built by Frederick II, the influence of the great Emperor can be seen everywhere in Andria.

The historical centre is rich and complex; three very evocative and characteristic places of worship, must see, are the Church of Sant’Agostino (built in 1200 thanks to Hermann Von Salza), the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (where the remains of two of the Emperor’s wives, Iolanda of Brenne and Isabella of England, rest) and the Sanctuary of Santa Maria dei Miracoli (built around 1500 and consisting of various churches: the rock church of Santa Margherita, the central church of the Crucifixion, featuring the precious frescoes that completely cover it, and the Basilica designed by architect Cosimo Fanzago).

Andria is therefore a place overflowing with history, but that’s not all, as the Museo del Confetto (Sugared Almond Museum), a true temple of taste and tradition, can be visited in the old town centre. Beaming with life and culture, Andria is therefore a city to be enjoyed and which knows how to provide, a performing location, leaving a rich impression on those attentive souls passing through it. A must see!

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