During the Middle Ages the city was surrounded by walls, which protected the town, whose remains can still be seen today, .
The story tells that, during the Middle Ages, Cagnano was a field of some families who, from time to time, occupied the Baronial Palace, also called Casale, an ancient Norman fortress, restored several times over the years.
Cagnano Varano is known above all for the famous Grotta di San Michele, one of the most visited pilgrimage destinations in Puglia, a sanctuary located a few kilometers from the town. The Town Hall, the former Franciscan convent and the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie overlook the central square of the town. Do not miss the historic center, the Ivo Monti seaplane base, Chiesa Madre Santa Maria della Pietà and the homonymous Lake, considered one of the most important resources for the country.
The particular geographical position of Cagnano, squeezed between the wooded areas of the Gargano promontory and the Lake of Varano, is reflected in its typical dishes: gravy sauce, orecchiette with brasciolette, tiella of rice and mussels, grilled or baked capitone, mussels stuffed with sauce and asparagus omelette, while for desserts Pizzarelle and Palomme are known, with or without vincotto, or braided taralli prepared with flour, sugar, eggs and yeast, covered with white icing and colored sprinkles.
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