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Biccari

Biccari

Moving from the Capitanata toward the Dauni mountains, almost at the foot of Monte Cornacchia, there is the village of Biccari, in Puglia. Set on rolling hills, quiet and peaceful, surrounded by woods of Cerro, maple, beech, elm, downy oak and hawthorn and enchanting meadows interrupted only by the lovely stretch of water of Lake Pescara, discovers the current inhabited center by the clear medieval origins. Here, in a friendly atmosphere and genuine, you will be able to experience the proverbial hospitality of Biccaresi and through numerous itineraries, know the traditions, the costumes and the flavors that still exist.

Within the territory of Biccari, in Daunia, was discovered the Neolithic settlement highest of Apulia, to over 700 mt. of altitude, in the locality of Grove, along the bank of the stream component, a few kilometers from the town center. The origins of the inhabited center of Biccari are certainly to be put between the 1024 and the 1054 by the Byzantines Catepano of Basilio Bojannes (Bogiano) and the Vicar of Troy, Byzantium de Alferana. Testimony of the era is the mighty cylindrical tower, forming part of a series of military outposts made to better defend the via Traiana, important artery of connection for the traffic and trade between the zone Irpina and the Tavoliere. The name Vicari (Biccari) appears for the first time in an act of august 1054 with which the widow Sikelgaita donated all his possessions to the monastery of San Pietro in Vulgano. After the victory over the Byzantines at the river Olivento, a Norman official of the army of Roberto il Guiscardo, a certain Pagano, takes possession of Biccari and fortifies the primitive village founded in the shadow of the tower, causing it to become a "fortified city". The same Pay favors the birth in Biccari a new bishopric in 1067. Guglielmo d'Altavilla, nephew of Roberto il Guiscardo, favors the enlargement of the inhabited nucleus toward Porta Wells and enlargement of the territory of Biccari. With Guglielmo de Riccardo, Biccari becomes a barony of the County of Civitate. In the XV century, Biccari is domain of Banner: noble family french moved in the Kingdom of Naples to the succession of the Angevins. And' Matthew Banner the construction of lytic cross of port of Wells 1473 and White Convent of Sant'Antonio completed in 1477. In the XVI century begins the Lordship of Caracciolo: noble Neapolitan family. In 1534, Marcello Caracciolo obtained by Emperor Charles V the title of Count of Biccari. To him we owe the construction of the palace, today seat of the Town Hall. In 1792 the feud of Biccari passes to the Royal Court of Naples. In 1860 Biccari was affected by a revolt antiunitaria jaded in blood.

Of particular historic and artistic interest: the Byzantine Tower, the historical center, the medieval portal of Palazzo Gallo (piazza Don Luigi Sturzo), the roman-gothic church of San Quirico of the XV century, the Convent of Sant'Antonio (1477), the cross roads of Door Wells (1473), the Palazzo Caracciolo, the Church of the Assunta, the wooden altar richly carved and decorated in pure gold of San Michele (XVIII century), the palazzo Goffredo of 800 with its majestic facades, the fortified of Santa Maria and Imporchia, Palazzo Pignatelli of Tertiveri.

The Municipality of Biccari
Province of Foggia
Region Puglia

Inhabitants: 2,800
Altitude center: 450 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
Borghi Autentici d'Italia

Biccari boasts over to many areas of excellence in the field of historical and cultural but also a series of exciting products typical gastronomical, first among all the the pizzas at furne apierte', a species of bread crushed that we knew in ancient times in the expectation of the baking of bread. The dough was originally the same of bread: flour, water, potatoes, yeast and salt. Over the years, the dough was enriched with simple ingredients to make the crushed even moreù tasty. After the second world war, in fact, added oil (strictly produced by olive groves biccaresi) oregano and, to taste, the chili pepper.

  • L'extra virgin olive oil of Biccari è linked to olive groves present in the territory of the village. Of fundamental importance are the characteristics of the olive trees and the soil that Constitution confer particular organoleptic characteristics to the oil. One of Biccari arises from processing olives olives turning color collected from the thick foliage of the varietyà cultivars Ogliarola. It is narrated that the Ogliarola biccarese has established itself in the territory many centuries ago with the arrival of civilizationà Greek. The typical features is dued to the vocation pedo-climatic that has allowed us to enhance the intrinsic characteristics of the cultivar making it definitively indigenous. To the palate biccarese oil is very pleasing because sweet with an aftertaste slightly spicy that exalts the flavor.
  • U'Mascijuottele is a cheese obtained from the processing of goat milk. Cheese without maturation of fresh flavor, slightly salty, without crust. The smell of Cacioricotta is delicate, with hints of grass and a sweet taste. Può be eaten fresh or, after a fortnight, such as cheese for grating. Prepares usually in the months from June to September, since its production è linked to the period of increased production of goat milk.
  • The Garganic goat is an ancient race originally of the Gargano promontory. Thanks to the phenomenon of transhumance, with which the shepherds in the summer months they moved toward the montio fresh of the sub-Apennines Dauno, this species è become habitual also in the territory of Biccari. Has the twofold attitude, dairy and meat. Bred in the wild, è immediately recognizable to the view: long hair, smooth and black, head characterized by the tuft and the long beard under the chin, horns a little flattened laterally, twisted and with the divergent tips to describe an arc. The milk of Garganic goat è traditionally used for the production of fresh cheese or cheese grater and for the cacioricotta, born to use all the milk proteins including those of ricotta cheese. Was the cheese which is historically linked to the territories most&ugrave impervious; where the goat was called, not by chance, cow of the poor.
  • The black pig sausage of Biccari is produced by filling a natural casing of black pig breed apulo-calabrese, with a mixture of lean and fat cut at the tip of the knife and season with salt and chili. it can be consumed fresh (after cooking) or dry (seasoned). Its production is tied to ancient local traditions and preservation systems that allowed to prolong the consumption of meat to periods of time away from the place of slaughter. The climate is particularly rigid winter allowed the drying of the product. There was the house where the inevitable hooks in iron placed on the ceiling does not appendessero salami made in house. The weather is cold and dry, joined to the salting of the product made only these sausages.

Next or present Events

  • Sant'Antonio Abate
    17-01-2018
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 Europe/Rome Sant'Antonio Abate It is celebrated with a bonfire in every district of the country. It is possible to taste, listening to songs popular traditional, local products: sausage, bruschetta, fried pizzas, beans and pork, dried chickpeas and a good glass of red wine. Biccari

    It is celebrated with a bonfire in every district of the country. It is possible to taste, listening to songs popular traditional, local products: sausage, bruschetta, fried pizzas, beans and pork, dried chickpeas and a good glass of red wine.

  • Sant'Antonio da Padova
    13-06-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-06-13 2018-06-13 Europe/Rome Sant'Antonio da Padova Biccari

  • San Donato
    07-08-2018
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 Europe/Rome San Donato The patron saint of Biccari. The devotion to the Holy dating back to 1527, when a biccarese who participated to the sack of Rome, fell in the catacombs, you impossessò the arm of Santo, bringing it to its country. Biccari

    The patron saint of Biccari. The devotion to the Holy dating back to 1527, when a biccarese who participated to the sack of Rome, fell in the catacombs, you impossessò the arm of Santo, bringing it to its country.

  • Borgo Vecchio
    12-08-2018
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2018-08-12 2018-08-12 Europe/Rome Borgo Vecchio Food and wine route between the streets of the village. Biccari

    Food and wine route between the streets of the village.

Other Events

  • Tuesday of Pentecost - Constantinople. The picture of the Madonna di Costantinopoli, one of the patrons and protectors of Biccari, is carried in procession through the streets of the country.
  • End August - Sagra della Pizza furne apierte, in honor of the typical biccarese pizza.
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Where to sleep

Residence 'La Falesia di Paola'

Lungomare Enrico Mattei, 69-70, Località Scialara, Vieste (FG)
96.98 Kilometers from Biccari

B&B Residenza Collina dei Pini

Contrada Marchionna, 16, Vieste (FG)
95.44 Kilometers from Biccari

Where to shop

Frantoio Pietramontecorvino

Via Asiago 1 , Pietramontecorvino (FG)
17.07 Kilometers from Biccari

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