Apricena, (Foggia)
Apricena is an Apulian town in the province of Foggia. It is 42 kilometres (26 mi) from its provincial capital, Foggia, Italy.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.HistoryApricena developed from the summer residence of the Emperor Frederick II.Main sightsBaronal Palace (Palazzo baronale, commonly known as Torriolo)The clocktower (Torre dell'orologio)Mother Church of St. Martin and LucyThe 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 Altavilla Vicentina, ItalyReferences