Triggiano

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Triggiano
Comune
Comune di Triggiano
Triggiano is located in Italy
Triggiano
Triggiano
Location of Triggiano in Italy
Coordinates: 41°4′N 16°55′E / 41.067°N 16.917°E / 41.067; 16.917Coordinates: 41°4′N 16°55′E / 41.067°N 16.917°E / 41.067; 16.917
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Bari (BA)
Area
 • Total 19 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (30 June 2008)[1]
 • Total 27,404
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Demonym Triggianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 70019
Dialing code 080
Patron saint Maria SS. della Croce
Saint day Third Sunday in September
Website Official website

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

Overview[edit]

Triggiano is a small town in the southern part of the Bari province. The town counts around 30,000 people in 2006. The origins of the modern City are to be defined in the 14th century as "university": the small people's aggregations around a fortified village in this part of Italy. The medieval town is still visible in the actual town in the so-called "Rione Ponte" ("Bridge quartier" from the name of the access door to the city that had a moving bridge).

Important things to see in this town are

  • The "mother church" Santa Maria Veterana hypogeum near the "Rione Ponte".
  • The paintings in the "mother church" Santa Maria Veterana.
  • The Lama San Giorgio zone.
  • The San Lorenzo church in the grotto.
  • The "Madonna della Croce" fresco-painting in the "Madonna della Croce" church.
  • The Medieval "Rione Ponte"

Triggiano is well connected to the Bari downtown via "Sud-Est" railways and buses.

Triggiano has important communities of emigrants in the United States and Venezuela. The city is a sister city of Addison, Illinois, in the United States.

During the "Madonna dell Croce" city commemoration, immigrates from US and from Venezuela use to come back to visit, or to show their children, their origin. Immigrates use to offer quite big amount of money in honor of the "Madonna della Croce". This commemoration take place on the 3 September week-end.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population from ISTAT

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