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  • Piazza Duomo, 6, Bovino (FG)

In the heart of the historic center of Bovino stands sober and imposing the Cathedral. In Romanesque style, with clear elements Byzantines, has the facade attributed to a gallic architect called Zano, who built it in 1231 on commission of the Bishop Peter I. The main entrance is delimited by two uprights that support the two shelves with floral motifs sculptured in the calcareous stone, and by a large archivolt ogival with frame decorated with palmette continue, which you set on two brackets with floral elements and zoomorphic figures. Also the portal on the right is surmounted by a pointed arch with a frame to leaves carved in stone. The roof that overhangs the aisles, lower than the central one, is asymmetric. In the top part, an ox, from the horns mozzate, dominates the entire facade. The interior has a Latin cross with the central nave double on the side naves and with raised presbytery from steps. The columns, all in granite, probably come from Roman buildings. They have different height, to which it is performed with the use of bases of size and different invoice (capitals pulvinar and Romans reused). Previous to the romanesque church are a baptismal font, formed by a big roman mortarium in stone on a ionic capital upside down and the columns that describe the arch of the apse with the shelves frescoed. The basilica closes, as usual, with an apse. The upper part of the wall is completely covered by the pipes of the organ. A staircase, open on the transept of the basilica, allows the direct access to the so-called "Cappellone" of San Marco. The church, originally autonomous, also presents a monumental portal, which gives on the outside, with a lunette reproducing in bas-relief S. Marco Aecae with mitre and pastoral, between two deacons who govern the liturgical furnishings. The building was constructed in 1197, as attested by an epigraph dated to 1703, perhaps on the occasion of the arrival in the city of the relics of the Saint, which then venerated as the Patron Saint of the country. This church has also covered the role of "cemetery of Bishops", for having hosted the monumental tombs of some of the most important bishops, that keep the ancient diocese of Bovino.

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The Ducal Castle
The Ducal Castle
The rooms of the Palazzo Ducale di Bovino offer the possibility to visit the small but charming private chapel where there is preserved a fragment of Sacred Plug.
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Church of San Basilio Magno
Church of San Basilio Magno
The church of San Basilio Magno is the oldest church in the village of Troy.
Via San Basilio, 22, Troia (FG)
12.37 Kilometers from Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy
The Exultet hymn are the pride of the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of the village of Troy, in Puglia.
Piazza Episcopio, 5, Troia (FG)
12.45 Kilometers from Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Avalos Palace, the Civic Museum and the ghost of the Marquis
Avalos Palace, the Civic Museum and the ghost of the Marquis
Seat of the Municipal House, Avalos Palace was built in the XVI century and enlarged in 1643 by Francesco D'Avalos, Prince of Troy.
Via Regina Margherita, 84 , Troia (FG)
12.46 Kilometers from Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
The house of the Captain
The house of the Captain
This is one of the historic buildings more interesting in the village of Faeto. Therein lies the Ethnographic Museum of Faeto.
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16.97 Kilometers from Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
The Mother Church of the Santissimo Salvatore
The Mother Church of the Santissimo Salvatore
Built around 1570 and located in the historic center of Faeto, The Mother Church of the Santissimo Salvatore is of great historical interest.
Via Roma, Faeto (FG)
16.98 Kilometers from Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Norman Castle
Norman Castle
The Norman Castle is located in the heart of the village of Zungoli, in Campania.
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18.22 Kilometers from Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
St. Francis' Convent
St. Francis' Convent
The St. Francis' Convent is located in the village of Zungoli, in Campania.
Via del Convento, 14, Zungoli (AV)
18.49 Kilometers from Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Ethnographic Museum of Peasant Civilisation.
Ethnographic Museum of Peasant Civilisation.
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Via Municipio, 7, Biccari (FG)
20.28 Kilometers from Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

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