Lucera, town of the “dossi”

Lucera is the town of the “dossi”, these are the “sleeping policemen” who lie everywhere on the street. Even at 30 km speed makes our vehicle a hefty jump and in our closet nothing is on its hanger anymore.

The Lucera Cathedral stands out for its asymmetrical façade – a minaret-like turret on the left and the octagonal belfry on the right above the square tower.

On the Piazza Duomo, old men sit in a circle discussing God and the world.

At the bottom of the town there is a Roman amphitheater from the 1st century. It is well preserved but rather overgrown. After all, 18,000 spectators could admire the gladiator fights here.

At the other end is the huge castle, whose foundation once again was laid by Frederick II. I am impressed by the 900m long ring wall with its 22 towers.

 

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