Toritto

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Toritto
Comune
Comune di Toritto
Toritto is located in Italy
Toritto
Toritto
Location of Toritto in Italy
Coordinates: 41°00′N 16°41′E / 41.000°N 16.683°E / 41.000; 16.683Coordinates: 41°00′N 16°41′E / 41.000°N 16.683°E / 41.000; 16.683
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Bari
Frazioni Quasano, Altaserra
Area
 • Total 74 km2 (29 sq mi)
Elevation 233 m (764 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 8,815
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym Torittesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 70020
Dialing code 080
Patron saint St. Roch, Madonna delle Grazie
Saint day August 16
Website Official website

Toritto is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Puglia, Italy.

It lies in an agricultural area, with cultivation of mainly almond and olive trees.

History[edit]

The origins of the city are uncertain, but they probably date to around 800 AD, although the first document testifying to the existence of Toritto is from 1069. A parish existed in 1171.

Main sights[edit]

  • Torre dell'Orologio (Watchotwer), with a 1564 inscription.
  • Chiesa Madre (Mother Church), built in 1410 and entitled to St. Nicholas.
  • Chiesa della Madonna della Stella, erected before 1092.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official website