Barano d'Ischia

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Barano d'Ischia
Comune
Comune di Barano d'Ischia
Barano d'Ischia is located in Italy
Barano d'Ischia
Barano d'Ischia
Location of Barano d'Ischia in Italy
Coordinates: 40°43′N 13°55′E / 40.717°N 13.917°E / 40.717; 13.917Coordinates: 40°43′N 13°55′E / 40.717°N 13.917°E / 40.717; 13.917
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Naples (NA)
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Gaudioso
Area
 • Total 11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 9,423
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Demonym Baranesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80070 and 80077
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. Rochus
Saint day 16 August
Website Official website

Barano d'Ischia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located in the south-west area of Ischia island, about 30 km southwest of Naples.

It's after Forio the biggest comune of the island, yet not one of the most populated. Its territory is composed by several small villages: Buonopane, Piedimonte, Fiaiano, Testaccio (no one of this small villages has become a frazione) even if Testaccio was formerly an independent municipality.

Barano d'Ischia borders the following municipalities: Casamicciola Terme, Ischia, Serrara Fontana.

History and main sights[edit]

The area was first settled by the Greeks, who had a nymphaeum here.

Main sights include:

  • The Pilastri aqueduct (1470)
  • Church of St. John the Baptist (15th century), one of the most ancient in the island. It houses a canvas by a Caravaggist.
  • Saracen Tower, in the village of Testaccio
  • Windmills in Montebarano

Demographic evolution[edit]

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