Motta Montecorvino is a small town in the province of Foggia, located near the woods of the Daunia sub-Appenines and the Mount Sambuco. It was founded in the XIV century when the Normans, led by Roger de Houteville, destroyed the nearby town of Montecorvino, forcing the inhabitants to move themselves to the neighboring resorts. It soon became university surrounded by solid city walls and massive towers; it also was a bishopric. In 1627 the town suffered considerable damages after an earthquake and, in 1687, the population was almost decimated by the bubonic plague.
Sites of interest:
- the beautiful Medieval style historical center;
- the ancient gates to the city;
- the Church of San Giovanni Evangelista (XV century), flanked by a Gothic style bell tower of 1450, probably a remaking of an ancient tower;
- San Luca's oak;
- the so called "Devil's Chair", the remains of an ancient tower that looks like a chair, due to several collapses;
- the Civic Ethographic Museum with many examples of rural culture.