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Fasano

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Country  Italy
Elevation  111 m (364 ft)
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Region  Apulia
Province  Province of Brindisi
Team  A.S. Fasano
Province / Metropolitan city  Brindisi (BR)
Demonym(s)  Fasanesi
Area  128 km²
Local time  Thursday 9:01 PM
Dialling code  080
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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.

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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.

Geography

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.

Main sights

Religion-related
  • Archaeological Park of (E/I)Gnatia, an Ancient Italic city and former bishopric Egnazia Appula
  • Church of San Giovanni Battista (Chiesa Matrice), built in the 17th century.
  • Tempietto di Seppannibale, an early Christian church
  • The minaret of Fasano, an Islamic-style construction from 1918.
  • Other
  • Dolmen of Montalbano
  • Torrione delle Fogge, the last remaining tower of the original eleven ones.
  • The Selva di Fasano, today a garden with villas
  • Original trulli houses
  • Fasanolandia, the first zoo safari of its kind in Europe
  • References

    Fasano Wikipedia


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