|Comune di Giovinazzo|
View of Giovinazzo from the sea.
|• Mayor||Tommaso Depalma|
|• Total||43 km2 (17 sq mi)|
|Elevation||18 m (59 ft)|
|Population (September 7, 2007)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Madonna di Corsignano|
|Saint day||April 7|
Giovinazzo is a port city situated on the Adriatic coast in the region of Apulia, southern Italy. Giovinazzo lies 18 kilometres (11 mi) west-northwest of the provincial capital of Bari, and is adjacent to the city of Molfetta.
It was a small fortified centre of the Romans, who called it Natolium, maybe built on the ruins of the Peucete Netium destroyed during the Punic Wars. It became later a flourishing commercial centre, that had trading connections with Venice.
- The cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta (12th-13th century), in characteristic Apulian Romanesque style, featuring Eastern and Western elements.
- Ducal Palace/Castle (17th century)
- Two columns of the Via Traiana, which however did not pass through the city.
In the neighbourhood is Castel del Monte, one of the most famous castles in Italy.
- American actor John Turturro's father, Nicholas Turturro, immigrated to the United States from Giovinazzo in the first half of the 20th century.
- Raffaele Sollecito, condemned for the homicide of Meredith Kercher.
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