Apricena

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Apricena
Comune
Comune di Apricena
The Castle of Apricena.
The Castle of Apricena.
Coat of arms of Apricena
Coat of arms
Apricena is located in Italy
Apricena
Apricena
Location of Apricena in Italy
Coordinates: 41°46′N 15°26′E / 41.767°N 15.433°E / 41.767; 15.433Coordinates: 41°46′N 15°26′E / 41.767°N 15.433°E / 41.767; 15.433
Country Italy
Region .  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Foggia (FG)
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Potenza
Area
 • Total 171 km2 (66 sq mi)
Elevation 73 m (240 ft)
Population (28 February 2014)[1]
 • Total 13,411
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Apricenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71011
Dialing code 0882
Patron saint Madonna dell'Incoronata
Saint day Last Sunday in May
Website Official website

Apricena is an Apulian town in the province of Foggia. It is 42 kilometres (26 mi) from its provincial capital, Foggia, Italy, and a few kilometres inland from the Adriatic Sea.

This territory is mainly plain, cultivated with olives, cereals and wine. The economy is focused on quarrying the local rock, the Stone of Apricena, and exporting it to Germany, Japan, and China.

History[edit]

Apricena developed from the summer residence of the Emperor Frederick II.

Main sights[edit]

  • Baronal Palace (Palazzo baronale, commonly known as Torriolo)
  • The clocktower (Torre dell'orologio)
  • Mother Church of St. Martin and Lucy
  • The abandoned Monastery of San Giovanni in Piano, where Pope Celestine V fled after renouncing his papacy.
  • The ruins of Frederick II's castle, at Castelpagano.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)