Bovino is situated in Puglia in the historical region of Daunia.
 
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Bovino

Gate of Daunia
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Village of Bovino
Municipality of Bovino

Province of Foggia
Apulia Region

Population: 3.275 
Altitude centre: 620 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
I borghi più belli d'Italia
Paesi bandiera arancione
Città sane

Municipality of Bovino
Via Leggieri - Bovino (FG)
Tel. +39 0881 966711

Inside the evocative setting of the Daunia Mountains, in the Valley of Cervaro, in front of the Tavoliere, lies the village of Bovino. A magnificent territory, rich in natural resources, sources of water and forests. Its origins lie in the history of our country, in roman times. From the Latin Vibinum, we have news of its existence already in 217 B.C., when Hannibal encamped there before the famous battle of Canne, one of the major battles of the second Punic war, which saw the Carthaginians clash with the Romans. Considered the Urbino of Southern Italy, was fortified by the Byzantines in the high Middle Ages, period in which dates back the building of the Duomo (905 A.C.), the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, which represents the most ancient example of local Romanic style. Inside it is kept the fragment of one of the pins that formed the crown of Jesus Christ during his crucifixion. Its strategic military position was then consecrated by the Normans, who always in the Middle Ages built the Castle of Bovino, on the hill that dominates the village, also known as the city of eight-hundred stone portals that embellish almost all private dwellings. Also here the medieval charm of the town, now perfectly intact up to us, fascinates with its suggestions. Venturing outside the country, near the Bovino's Bridge, the banks of the river Cervaro host since 1810 a complex system of water-mills and grindstones. The rich cultural history of Bovino is equal only to the natural beauties that surround it. The Daunia is truly one of the most beautiful places of our country, and invariably offers not only satisfactions for the eyes and for the soul, but also for the taste: many are the typical regional products that the mountains Dauni give us. First of all the Caciocavallo cheese, the Nero di Troia wine and an IGT wine less known, the Tuccanese. From the Cacio-ricotta cheese to the salami of black pig; from the Bovino Bacon  to the saffron of Deliceto, to the Olive Oil DOP 'Dauno'. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the excellences of this wonderful land.

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Other destinations nearby

Sant'Agata di Puglia
Sant'Agata di Puglia
The village of Sant'Agata di Puglia is located in the historical region of Daunia.
Foggia - 11.36 KM from Bovino
Troia
Troia
The village of Troy was founded to become a stronghold of the Byzantine Empire.
Foggia - 12.81 KM from Bovino
Faeto
Faeto
In the heart of Daunia, a linguistic island, a living and rich culture, defended by a forest where gush sources of curative mineral waters. And the scent of the ham of Faeto that strengthens the body and the spirit.
Foggia - 16.96 KM from Bovino
Zungoli
Zungoli
Zungoli is a typical irpinian village, whose historic center is crossed by narrow cobbled streets, which often climb along the ridge of the hill in the form of stairs of stone.
Avellino - 18.03 KM from Bovino
Rocchetta Sant'Antonio
Rocchetta Sant'Antonio
In panoramic position, on a high hill on the border with Basilicata and Campania, rises Rocchetta Sant'Antonio, in Puglia.
Foggia - 19.14 KM from Bovino
Candela
Candela
The village of Candela stands in the historical region of Daunia, in Puglia.
Foggia - 19.27 KM from Bovino

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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