|Regions in Italy Puglia Province of Foggia|
Province of Foggia
Puglia (Apulia) Region, Italy
The Province of Foggia is the second largest in Italy, and includes a varied and rich territory of plateaus, lakes, cliffs and bays.
There are also vast areas of intensive agriculture, in previous centuries largely used as pastures for the flocks coming in the winter months from Abruzzi, Molise, Irpinia and Lucania. Today it is also a place of pilgrimage due to the presence of the sanctuary of San Pio da Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) in San Giovanni Rotondo.
Area: 6.965 km² -- Population: about 680,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal codes: 71121-71122, 71010-71049 -- Phone Area Codes: 0881, 0882, 0884, 0885 -- Car Plate: FG -- Communes: 61 communes -- According to an administrative reform from 1 Jan 2014, the Province will also include the Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani.
The Comuni in the Province of Foggia
Where to stay
What to see
Among the main points of interest are the Parco nazionale del Gargano, established in 1995, a peninsula partly mountainous and partly covered by the remains of an ancient forest, Foresta Umbra, the only remaining part in Italy of the ancient oak and beech forest that once covered much of Central Europe. In the north are two major salty lakes, Lesina and Varano; the coastline is a sequel of greatly spectacular bays and cliffs, a paradise for summer tourism. Monte Gargano is also the site of the oldest shrine in Western Europe dedicated to the archangel Michael, Monte Sant'Angelo sul Gargano. Another area of great beauty is the picturesque Tremiti island group.
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