Acquarica del Capo

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Acquarica del Capo
Comune di Acquarica del Capo
The medieval castle of Acquarica
The medieval castle of Acquarica
Acquarica del Capo is located in Italy
Acquarica del Capo
Acquarica del Capo
Location of Acquarica del Capo in Italy
Coordinates: 39°55′N 18°15′E / 39.917°N 18.250°E / 39.917; 18.250Coordinates: 39°55′N 18°15′E / 39.917°N 18.250°E / 39.917; 18.250
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Lecce (LE)
 • Mayor Francesco Ferraro
 • Total 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (July 2009)[1]
 • Total 4,953
 • Density 280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Acquaricesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73040
Dialing code 0833
Patron saint St. Charles Borromeo
Saint day 4 November
Website Official website
Church of Madonna dei Panetti.

Acquarica del Capo is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, Apulia, south-eastern Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • Medieval castle, built in the 14th century by Giovanni Antonio Orsini Del Balzo.
  • Church of San Carlo Borromeo
  • Church of San Giovanni Battista
  • Church Madonna dei Panetti, at Celsorizzo, one of the most ancient constructions in the lower Salento.
  • Fortified masseria of Gelsorizzo.


  1. ^ Population from ISTAT