Andria is located in the Murgia, the area of Puglia that rises in a karst plateau, and it is part of the joint province of Andria-Barletta-Trani, usually summarized by the acronym BAT.
You can reach Andria landing to International Karol Wojtyła Airport in Bari and then hopping on the Ferrotramviaria – the railway line that connects Bari to this unique town of southern Italy – from the train station.
A bonus surprise is reserved to those who enter the city by car: the marvelous view of the large fields of olive and almond trees!
Once you’re arrived in Andria, take a walk inside this beautiful town. You can pass under the Porta Sant’Andrea, a 13th century gateway located in Via Pendio, remained almost intact despite the years. Then you can go to one of the main churches of the city dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, built in the 12th century: its works of art and reliquaries are for sure worth the visit!
Historically this city was considered to be the beloved and preferred residence of Emperor Frederick II. Thanks to him, near Andria you can visit one of the Unesco World Heritage Site, Castel del Monte. The 13th century symmetrical castle is located on a hill, just 20 minutes away from Andria.
Fun fact: you can find this magnificent monument in your pocket! Just look at your Euros: Castel del Monte is on the one cent coin.
For a true local experience make sure to taste at least one glass of red wine and don’t miss the king of Andria’s tradition: the sweet almond confetti.
This city in a hidden gem very appreciated by tourists from all around the world: if you plan to visit Puglia, Andria can be a nice stop in your journey.
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