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For years now go in Puglia vacation. They’ve seen it all! You were in Salento in Gallipoli or moves in the beautiful Santa Maria di Leuca.
Have you visited the Gargano with its cliffs and its luxury resorts?
Almost certainly you have been to Alberobello, and maybe you have even visited the famous zoo in Fasano. And the conviction of having lived all Puglia gives you the courage to decide to change the region! Well I am going to destroy all your beliefs !! muahahaha (read as evil laugh.)
Seriously Puglia is vast, and it is all beautiful! From the inland areas to coastal, those known in the most hidden. I have spoken about Ruvo di Puglia and Biccari, but now I bring in small towns of Serracapriola and Chieuti hopelessly in love that I made about seven years ago.
SERRACAPRIOLA AND CHIEUTI: WHEN PUGLIA IS DIVIDED BETWEEN SEA AND CULTURE
If the Puglia remains the flagship of Italian tourism, Serracapriola, and Chieuti, out of the storm, from the tourist mass of the most famous brothers, retain an old-world charm enclosed within their ancient walls. The old village made of stone houses and streets, where it is still possible to cross the elders sitting comfortably outside their homes. So another common that like to Biccari seems to be immune to the speed and the stress of the modern world.
Here’s what is my place out of this world! My oasis of peace, where I go to recharge the batteries.
Moments of relaxation on my Hammock Chair Tropilex (Advertising) With its fields that alternated those golden expanses of wheat in yellow those of sunflowers to switch from red tomatoes. The place where the word relaxation becomes tangible.
SERRACAPRIOLA: ONE BATHROOM BETWEEN HISTORY AND RELIGION
After the poetic part, I give a little ‘of historical information.
Serracapriola, the municipality in the province of Foggia immersed in the Gargano National Park, on the border with Molise and placed a few kilometers from the sea, it looks like a real hidden gem of our Boot.
If the rich monumental and artistic heritage is the highlight of this resort, very special, there are places devoted to relaxing.
THE MONUMENTAL HERITAGE
From the Capuchin Fathers, a place close to the figure of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, the Convent of Our Lady of Grace, Serracapriola become a preferred place for lovers of religious tourism.
Do not miss the story, that beautiful, with references to Frederick II of Swabia, from which Serracapriola draws its origins.
There is a shortage of disasters, from involvement in the Battle of Lepanto (1566) when the Turks attacked the city until the earthquake of 1627 that destroyed much of the town.
Do not miss the artistic and monumental heritage, civil architecture (see the castle of the XI sec.), which is the real heart of the city and the city’s history.
A LOOK AT RELIGIOUS TOURISM
There is also an emphasis on religious monuments, like the Church of Santa Maria in Silvis, the oldest building and the same age as the castle.
The eye also to the Church of San Mercurio dating back to 1630 in which there are several altars dedicated to various saints with its relics.
Of the seventeenth century. Instead of the former church of Saint Anthony in front, at least chronologically, St. Anne’s Church (1742).
Another site exciting is the church of Sant’Angelo founded as a worship area extramural in 1436 by Cistercian fathers and was then extended from 1474 until the eighteenth.
Interesting historical intersection with the Gonzagas who treated the second phase of construction.
Let the Church and the Convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie erected initially founded in 1536 by Capuchin Father Paolo from Sestino and financed by Andronica Del Balzo, Princess of Molfetta and lady Serracapriola.
CHIETI MARINA: COEXISTENCE AND RESPECT BETWEEN MAN AND NATURE
Small and charming, Chieuti Marina is a very quaint seaside town. Located in the province of Foggia and linked to the municipality of Chieuti it has arisen only recently as a good tourist destination.
FROM EMPIRE TO ARAGONESE CROWN
In Roman times, and she lived a period of high growth until the arrival of the Goths in the sixth century who sacked the whole area.
Since then, the Roman city was abandoned and still it was not possible to find the remains of the original site, while the population fleeing settled farther south and founded today’s Chianti.
The beautiful Chieuti fits between those cities Aragonese who remained loyal to the crown thanks to the intervention of Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu, an Albanian leader who landed on the coast of Apulia to the aid of the Spaniards.
CHIETI: SEASIDE RESORT HIDDEN IN THE ARMS OF NATURE
But let us return to our present because Marina di Chieuti comes from a seaside point of view, as a long strip of white sand that stretches to the nearby Campomarino (Molise).
Cutting-edge facilities, but also the wild beach, Chieuti has two faces of the same coin. So should mount a hammock and be swinging from the warm breeze.
The whole area is characterized by shallow water and a very calm sea that makes it suitable for families with small children, they will have even more security on the beach near the center of Marina di Chieuti where lifeguards are on duty throughout the day.
THE HISTORIC CENTER
Do not miss the historic center of Chieuti pixelated by narrow cobbled streets and flanked by low houses looking “decrepit” to stay in a Greek-Latin mood.
In this maze of narrow streets, you can visit the impressive neo-classical church of St. George the Martyr and the beautiful square of Largo IV Novembre which faces the Apulian hinterland.
In conclusion, we can say that the Serracapriola tandem – Chieuti looks a winner, suitable for those who love the right sun, the sea and at the same time are motivated by curiosity to peer into the origins of a people, think about it, there is still the hardcore of our traditions.01