Carovigno

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Carovigno
Comune
Comune di Carovigno
The State Natural Preserve of Torre Guaceto.
The State Natural Preserve of Torre Guaceto.
Coat of arms of Carovigno
Coat of arms
Carovigno is located in Italy
Carovigno
Carovigno
Location of Carovigno in Italy
Coordinates: 40°42′N 17°40′E / 40.700°N 17.667°E / 40.700; 17.667
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province Brindisi (BR)
Frazioni Pantanagianni, Serranova, Specchiolla, Torre Santa Sabina
Government
 • Mayor Cosimo Mele (Town Party)
Area
 • Total 105 km2 (41 sq mi)
Elevation 172 m (564 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 16,307
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym Carovignesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 72012
Dialing code 0831
Patron saint Maria S.Sma di Belvedere, Sts. James and Philip
Saint day Monday, Tuesday and Saturday after Easter
Website Official website

Carovigno is a town and comune in the province of Brindisi and region of Apulia, in southern Italy. The country around, in the Upper Salento, is renowned for the production of high quality olive oil.

Physical and political geography[edit]

Carovigno is on the northern part of Salento

It is 161 metres (528 feet) above sea level, 7 kilometres (4 miles) from the Adriatic and 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Brindisi.

Nearest towns are Ostuni, 5 kilometres (3 mi) away, San Vito dei Normanni at 6 kilometres (4 mi) and San Michele Salentino at 10 kilometres (6 mi).

Main sights[edit]

  • The Dentice di Frasso Castle which dominates the old town. It was built in the 14th-15th century.
  • Castle of Serranova
  • Santa Sabina Tower and Guaceto Tower, two coastal watchtowers built in the 16th century
  • Home of the renowned Cavaliere della Republica Teodosio Iaia, who is also the author of the book "Vi racconto una storia"

International relations[edit]

Carovigno is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllCorfu.Com: Corfu's Twin Cities". allcorfu.com. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 

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