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What to see in Pietramontecorvino, Foggia

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Based on the territory of Pietramontecorvino, as a sign of their power and according to a defensive policy different from the Byzantine, the Normans, went to a territorial clamping with the fortification, whose type you rifaceva architecture roman military. One or more bodies are rested on the walls with quadrangular towers: typical example is that of the stone castle where the two towers (of which one will keep only the part basement, then used as stables) are part of the boundary walls. The stone tower was rebuilt in the epoch of the late-Angevin and rises to approximately 40 m. from the ground. The Tower was nuclear physicist, certainly, for military requirements, as architectural element is essential in the castle. It consists of two architectural styles that correspond to the two phases of construction: the lower part of Norman, the upper late-Angevin adorned by Guelph merlons. In this perspective you include the role and the position of the tower: the last chance to find shelter. The tower, which had military functions and prison, was also, at least in some plans and for some periods, an elegant dwelling worthy of the nobles of high rank. This is demonstrated by the two beautiful gothic mullioned windows that open on the south wall, in correspondence to the internal division of the tower in two large compartments. These windows are of a special grace: delicate columns with capitals decorated with floral divide the opening in cloves with trilobi arches. The graceful verone (balcony) is a structure made of bricks, with an edge in gray stone, placed on two shelves of stone. Inside the tower, some elements have survived: traces of fireplaces, trapdoors, stone seats and pillars of the windows, beams and a series of balconies that allowed to disengage the various planes, a spiral staircase composed of 116 wooden steps which, starting from the first floor, climbs up to reach the coverage plan, the terrace with the Guelph merlons that concludes in high construction with a touch of lightness and brightness. These expedients allowed a few people to resist effectively to numerous troops. From the top of the tower you can enjoy a wonderful panorama. It dominates, from a higher place, the entire village of Pietramontecorvino.

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The Palazzo Ducale
The Palazzo Ducale
The Palazzo Ducale is, developing along the east-west axis, together with the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the closure element of the village of Pietramontecorvino.
Via Arco Ducale, Pietramontecorvino (FG)
0.01 Kilometers from Norman Tower
Mother Church of Santa Maria Assunta
Mother Church of Santa Maria Assunta
Architecturally valuable, the Mother Church dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta is the most ancient of Pietramontecorvino, and its construction dates back to the XII century approximately.
Via Arco Ducale, Pietramontecorvino (FG)
0.06 Kilometers from Norman Tower
The Church of Annunziata
The Church of Annunziata
Probably built in the course of the XVI century, outside the walls of the ancient town center, is also known with the name of the Church of the Confraternity of the Dead.
Piazza Cavour, Pietramontecorvino (FG)
0.12 Kilometers from Norman Tower
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Jehoshaphat
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Jehoshaphat
the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Jehoshaphat stands near the village of San Marco la Catola, in Puglia.
SP2, 55, San Marco la Catola (FG)
10.17 Kilometers from Norman Tower
Prior's Tower
Prior's Tower
The Palace and the Tower of the Grand Prior of Alberona, in Puglia, dates back to the XII century.
Piazza Civetta, 11, Alberona (FG)
12.10 Kilometers from Norman Tower
Mother Church of Santa Croce
Mother Church of Santa Croce
The Mother Church of Santa Croce is located in the heart of the village of Celenza Valfortore, in Puglia.
Piazza Umberto I, 1 , Celenza Valfortore (FG)
12.57 Kilometers from Norman Tower
Ethnographic Museum of Peasant Civilisation.
Ethnographic Museum of Peasant Civilisation.
The Ethnographic Museum of Peasant Civilization is located in Biccari, in Daunia.
Via Municipio, 7, Biccari (FG)
16.97 Kilometers from Norman Tower
Byzantine tower
Byzantine tower
the imposing Byzantine tower, dominating the village of Biccari, in Daunia, is situated in Puglia.
Piazza Torre, 11, Biccari (FG)
17.00 Kilometers from Norman Tower
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.
Vico Valentino, 1, Faeto (FG)
24.25 Kilometers from Norman Tower

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