Exhibitions and Fairs in Foggia
At Foggia exhibition centre, the International Exhibition of Agriculture is annually held, one of the highlights in this industry. In recent years, the proximity to San Giovanni Rotondo and the Shrine of Padre Pio, has given rise to BitRel, the International Exchange of Religious Tourism, Pilgrimage and Paths.
Foggia is known as the Granary of Italy. Indeed, the city's economy is mainly based on agriculture: one tenth of the township, about 50 000 hectares, is dedicated to this sector. 50% of the tomatoes produced in Italy comes from the province of Foggia. The manufacturing industry has never had a major impact on the local economy, although there are many factories in the area, such as Iveco and Alenia Aeronautica.
How to reach Foggia
Foggia enjoys a key position, as it an important crossroad linking north and south Italy. Foggia is crossed by the A14 motorway Adriatica, the state roads SS16 Adriatica and the SS17 Abruzzo Apennines which runs up to L'Aquila. The SS 655 Bradanica connects Foggia with Candela and then with the A16 motorway towards Naples. The state road SS89 Garganica starts in Foggia and runs towards the Gargano and Manfredonia, which then becomes a provincial road towards Mattinata, Vieste e Peschici. Foggia train station, in Piazzale Vittorio Veneto, is one of the most important railway hubs of southern Italy, with a traffic of more than 4 million passengers a year. At the station of Foggia stop trains from all over Italy: Bologna and Milan, Naples and Rome, and Bari and Lecce to the south. The airport of Foggia Gino Lisi is just 3 kilometers away from the city centre, to which it is linked via buses and shuttles. The airport also serves the provinces of Avellino, Barletta, Benevento, Campobasso and Potenza and it is also an important heliport used to ships goods to the tourist resorts of Gargano and Tremiti Islands.
Where to sleep in Foggia
The hotels offer in Foggia is well developed, with a wide range of accommodation e several tourist facilities available. 4 star hotels in Foggia are mainly located in the historical centre, close to major tourist attractions like the Cathedral – dating back to 1100, and between Via Monfalcone and Via Monte Grappa, a few hundred meters from the station. There are also many B&Bs available in town, while in the surrounding countryside, Agriturismo facilities and country hotels are housed in ancient rural buildings.
Shopping streets and evening hot spots in Foggia
The historical centre of Foggia, closed between Via Manzoni to the north and via Oberdan and via Garibaldi to the south, is the area of shopping and nightlife. The long Via Arpi, pedestrian street that bisects the centre, is a succession of clubs, restaurants, bars and shops of clothing and accessories. Moreover, in Vico San Martino, which leads to the Cathedral, there are good shops and pubs, always crowded in the evening and popular with young people and tourists. A great part of the shopping is concentrated in the many shopping malls available in the area, which host hundreds of stores. Worthy of note are, for example, the Cristallo Mall, in via Nedo Nadi and Le Mongolfiere in viale Aviatori.