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Manfredonia is a tourist-seaside town, with old and new buildings. It is also a port town and its name comes from Manfred, king of Sicily and son of Fredrick II, who founded it in the mid-13th century in order to transfer the inhabitants of nearby Siponto, ruined by Turkish invasions and an earthquake.
Manfred built the castle, then completed by Charles I of Anjou, where today there is Museo Nazionale del Gargano (Gargano National Museum). Here you can find Stele Daunie, typical limestone funerary stele. A few kilometres of Manfredonia, you can find many archaeological finds and the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore di Siponto, in other words, what remains about the old town of Siponto.