guided tour for the group
Nicknamed “Andria Fidelis” by Emperor Frederick II of Swabia himself, Andria has a characteristic old town and a beautiful Cathedral that holds the mortal remains of two of Emperor Frederick II’s wives. In addition: a famed precious relic, “The Holy Thorn”, makes the church even more special.
Strolling through alleys, churches and ancient palaces, a strange smell will attract us… the “tenerelli”! This delicious specialty of Andria can be tasted in its innumerable flavours at the Museo del Confetto. If we don’t eat too many confetti, maybe we can still pass through “the narrowest street in Europe” in the Casalino quarter.
Last stop is at Porta Sant’Andrea, also called “Frederick’s Arch”, which the Emperor had specially built and on which had engraved “Andria fidelis, nostris affixa medullis” to record his gratitude to the city for its loyalty.
NOT TO MISS IN ANDRIA
Opening times (closed on Monday): Tue-Sat 8:30-12:45/16:00-18:45, Sun 16:00-18:45
Museo del Confetto
Opening times: Mon-Sat 8.30-13.00/17:00-21:00, Sat 10:00-13:00
- Length: 3h/half day
- Place to visit: Museo del Confetto
- Suitable for: schools, groups, individuals and families
- Period: all the year
- Available languages: English, French, German, Spanish