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Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy

What to see in Troia, Foggia

The works for the construction of the cathedral began in 1093, incorporating a pre-existing church in the form of a Greek cross built between 1083 and 1086. The works finished toward the 1120. The Cathedral of Troy, masterpiece in the Romanesque style of the XI century, is the iconic monument par excellence of the town of Monti Dauni. On the facade stands out its particular and absolutely unusual rose to 11 spokes, oltra at a series of curious and absolutely unique allegoric sculptures, which make the Cathedral a Denso monument of symbols from strong evocative power. An example of such symbolism are the two bronze doors, the door of prosperity and freedom, work of Oderisio from Benevento, representative of leathery resistance opposed by the city of Troy during the siege moved by Ruggero II. Inside the Cathedral, characterised by three naves divided by thirteen columns marmoreee, there is a particular and equally unique asymmetric apse. Interesting wooden Crucifix (1709) by Pietro Frasa, whose Incarnate, full of suffering, dominates the high altar. The Exultet hymn are the pride of the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral. In the world there are only 32 copies and 3 of these are kept in Troy. This is rolls of parchment of the XI and XII century within which are condensed, thanks to a patient and superb work of writing and miniature, deep theological truth. The Exultet hymn represent the cultural acme then reached, a hymn of praise to the Risen Jesus and then an exhortation to joy. An extraordinary capitello decreed in fact the twinning of Troy with New York. The capital of the 4 races of Troy, exposed at the Museum Diocesan Ecclesiastical, has its twin at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, fruit of donation occurred in 1955 by a certain James Hyden. Dated between 1225 and 1250 approximately, the capital, in calcareous stone carved, is marked with four heads, which according to tradition would be associated with human profiles of known populations before the discovery of America (African, Asian, Arabic and European). Probably, together with the New York sister, were supporting element for a panel of the tabernacle. Interesting to note that, up until a few years ago, the targa exposed under the capital of New York stated came from Troy in Apulia. Opening hours: Monday hours 10,00 - 13,00 only school groups by appointment Tuesday and Thursday 17.30 - 20.00; Saturday hours 10,00 - 13,00.

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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)
0.13 Kilometers from Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy
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)
0.22 Kilometers from Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy
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)
10.26 Kilometers from Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy
Byzantine tower
Byzantine tower
the imposing Byzantine tower, dominating the village of Biccari, in Daunia, is situated in Puglia.
Piazza Torre, 11, Biccari (FG)
10.41 Kilometers from Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy
Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
In the heart of the historic center of Bovino stands sober and imposing the Cathedral.
Piazza Duomo, 6, Bovino (FG)
12.45 Kilometers from Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy
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.
Castello di Bovino, Bovino (FG)
12.46 Kilometers from Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy
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)
12.81 Kilometers from Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy
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)
12.85 Kilometers from Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy
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)
17.42 Kilometers from Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy

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