The town of Troia was built on the site of the ancient 'Aecae', conquered by Hannibal after the battle of Canne.
It was an important colony during the Roman rule, when it was called Augusta Apula. It was also conquered by the Normans in 1059 but destroyed by Frederick II in 1229 losing forever the splendour of its glorious past. Some traces can sill be seen inside its historic centre.
What to see
The Cathedral of Troia was built in 1039 in Apulian-Romaneque style and dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. The facade has small blind arches in the lower section and an entrance decorated with Oriental motifs with a bronze door created by Oderisio da Benevento in 1119. On the upper section there is a beautiful rose window made up of 11 beams.
Among other churches to visit the church of San Basilio, dating back to 1087, and the church of San Giovanni Evangelista with a beautiful renaissance altar.
Troia tourist information
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Piazza Giovanni XXIII
Towns in Puglia