Elevation 111 m (364 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Province Province of Brindisi
Team A.S. Fasano
|Province / Metropolitan city Brindisi (BR)|
Area 128 km²
Local time Thursday 9:01 PM
Dialling code 080
|Frazioni Torre Canne, Pezze di Greco, Montalbano, Speziale, Selva di Fasano, Savelletri, Laureto, Canale di Pirro, Pozzo Faceto, Torre Spaccata|
Weather 11°C, Wind NW at 16 km/h, 73% Humidity
Fasano (or Fascióne in the Bari dialect) is a town and comune in the province of Brindisi, Apulia, southern Italy.
Map of 72015 Fasano, Province of Brindisi, Italy
It marks the border between the Salento and the Metropolitan City of Bari. It lies about 50 kilometres (31 mi) from all three of the provincial capitals in Apulia, namely Bari, Taranto and Brindisi. The name Fasano probably derives from the “Faso”, a large wild columbus dove (also represented on the civic coat of arms) which drank from the foggie, which was a type of swamp or pool in the open air formed from the water that flowed down from the surrounding hills. This area where the pool once was is now a communal garden.
Fasano is situated in an extended area with secular olive trees and its territory extends from hills to the sea with rich Mediterranean vegetation.
Coming down from hills the town of Fasano occupies a dominant position in the valley which then leads down to the sea: coastal resorts include Savelletri with its beaches, the archaeological digs at Gnatia and a golf course and the quaint fishing town of Torre Canne. The coast is characterized by a peaceful atmosphere that prevails despite growing tourism.
Around Fasano are Pezze di Greco, Montalbano, Speziale and Pozzo Faceto, centres of secular olive cultivation and a range of medieval fortified masserie or farmhouses aimed at agricultural tourism.