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Andria

Andria is a fantastic destination located on the eastern coast of italy in the Apulia region of the country. It is well-known for the magnificent Castle del Monte and the city centre contains some fantastic buildings including the Basilica Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Castel del Monte is one of the most mysterious places in Italy and one of the most beautiful castles created. It features a fantastic octagonal design with 8 identical octagonal guard towers and is a World Heritage site. It overlooks the Murgia Valley on one side, and the deep blue Adriatic Sea on the other. Andria is the birthplace of burrata the indecently rich, stracciatella-and-cream blend that’s found on the menu of just about every Mediterranean-themed restaurant

Andria is located within has a myriad of ancient ruins and remains of once important Roman cities. One such site is the San Leucio Archaeological Park. There is an ancient temple that sits on the hillside there and was created 318 BC and dedicated to the Goddess Minerva/Athena. In the small town of Minervino Murge you can find the intriguing St. Michael’s Cave. This cave is located approximately 40 minutes to the south of Andria and is a great natural attraction. The actual cave itself was formed over 2 million years ago and is geologically known as a Karst Cavern. Just 25 minutes from here is Trani. It has a fantastic main harbour the features a myriad of sailing and fishing boats to admire. A lovely place to visit. 

To eat, we recommend:

  • Locanda de la Poste. Via Giovanni Bovio 49, 70031, Andria Italy - Seafood, local specialities
  • Pizzeria Ciak. Viale Istria, 57, 76123 Andria BT, Italy - Best pizza around
  • Via Giacomo Puccini, 61, 76123 Andria BT, Italy http://montrone.net/ - Burrata

From Puglia, Italy, with love ❤️