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It is a village nestled between the greenery of the Dauno Subappennine and the coolness of rivulets and streams. Alberona preserves the tranquility of a small village, animated by cultural initiatives and traditional festivals. The characteristic historic center, marked by the presence of the Templars, who erected the Mother Church with the bell tower, the military tower and the Gran Priore tower is framed by the natural landscape that surrounds it. Alberona offers a spectacular view of the Gargano, a walk along the Muraglione, a fascinating belvedere on the Tavoliere.
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About the village

Alberona rises in the Subappennino Dauno on the slopes of monte Stylus, which dominates the Tavoliere delle Puglie. From the "Muraglione", are in fact enjoys a wide panoramic view up to the promontory of Gargano and the Tremiti Islands. Climatic and landscaped resources take place around a historic center marked by the presence of the Templars in history.

When Federico II conquered the Puglia in 1220 allying themselves with the Saracens created in Lucera a stronghold of Muslims and granted to these extensive rights of legnatico in the woods of the territory of Alberona. During the Angevin domination, in 1297, Charles II of Naples with a letter he commanded the captain of Lucera to recognize the possession of the Knights Templar on Alberona. In 1312, with the suppression of the order of the Knights Templar, the fief of Alberona was entrusted to the knightly order of the Knights Hospitallers, headquartered in Barletta, who would have controlled until the abolition of feudal rights (1806). Alberona is found then involved in all the bloody battles that took place in the Kingdom of Naples until 1418. In 1808 ended the long and beneficent presence of the Knights of Malta to Alberona. With the end of the reign murattiano in Naples in this territory spread brigandage. Starting from the end of the XIX century and throughout the twentieth century Alberona has been affected by an intense migratory phenomenon, both toward the Americas as toward the North of Italy and the municipalities of Tavoliere.

The village is mainly constituted by characteristic houses in stones, white stone or in masonry. The main monument of the village is the Torre del Priore, belonged first to the Knights Templar and became in the XIV century residence of the Grand Prior of the Order of the Knights of Malta in Barletta, when moved in his fief of Alberona. In 2002 it was donated to Italia Nostra which have made it their headquarters. Other monuments include the church of San Rocco (XVI century), the Mother Church of the foundation more ancient, the Municipal Antiquarium, the Calabrian Arc (the single wooden arc zone) and that of a thousand (where you can enjoy a wonderful panorama), the characteristic streets and alleys of the historical center.

In the municipal territory it is possible to make excursions along the paths that cut the wood of the Subappennino and reach the Canale dei Tigli, the wind park in the direction of Volturino, Crocione, Monte Crow, in direction of Roseto Valfortore. Alberona is also the village of water. It has numerous fountains that consistently provide spring water; among the most notable the Fountain Muta, whose waters glide quiet and discreet in imposing troughs in stone, Pisciarelli, Tumareddhè, Pilozza and La Fontanella.

Some typical dishes are: water room, cavatelli pasta with wild boar, coteca with beans, wild boar, torcinelli, sausage, soppressata, pettole, cartellate. Mushrooms, truffles, asparagus, olives, oregano are ingredients very used, the territory is rich.

Village of Alberona
The Municipality of Alberona
 
Province of Foggia
Region Puglia

Inhabitants: 985
Altitude center: 732 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
 
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Paesi bandiera arancione

Acknowledgments
Orange Flag - Italian Touring Club

Municipality
Via G. Strizzi 5 - Tel. +39 0881 592022

= distances as the crow flies

ON THE TRAIN

  • San Severo station
  • Foggia station

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B&B Residenza Collina dei Pini
The residence is situated on a hill at about 1.5 km from the coast of Vieste, on the Gargano.
Contrada Marchionna, 16, Vieste (Foggia)
98.62 Kilometers from Alberona
= distances as the crow flies

Events

tuesday
13
december, 2022

St Lucia Fair

tuesday
17
january, 2023

Feast of Sant'Antonio Abate

thursday
2
february, 2023

San Biagio

saturday
29
april, 2023

Popular festival in honour of the Crowned Madonna of Foggia

from
tuesday
29
august, 2023
to wednesday 30 august 2023

S. Giovanni Battista

sunday
1
october, 2023

Old cattle and goods fair

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