City of the Imperials, Francavilla Fontana immerses itself in the atmosphere of intense spirituality of Holy Week between crosses and "pappamusci". Known as the City of the Imperials, Francavilla Fontana is located 35 km west of Brindisi, along the ancient route of the Via Appia. To tell its centuries-old history is the castle built by the Orsini del Balzo in the fifteenth century and transformed into a noble dwelling by the Imperial princes at the beginning of the 18th century. Surrounded by a moat, it is characterized by a stone loggia with four arches framed by sculptures. The typically medieval imprint of the city can still be seen in the arcades overlooking Piazza Umberto I where the Clock Tower dominates. The churches follow each other numerous, from the Matrix in baroque style to the superb Church of the Liguorini Fathers, from the sober Church of the Capuchins to the baroque San Sebastiano up to the neoclassical structure of Santa Chiara. Not to be missed are the rites of Holy Week with the processions of crosses and "pappamusci".
S.P. 53, Km 6 - Francavilla Fontana (BR) - Directions
Codice identificativo BR07400851000021753
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