Ascoli Satriano

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Ascoli Satriano
Comune di Ascoli Satriano
Coat of arms of Ascoli Satriano
Coat of arms
Ascoli Satriano is located in Italy
Ascoli Satriano
Ascoli Satriano
Location of Ascoli Satriano in Italy
Coordinates: 41°12′56″N 15°33′28″E / 41.21556°N 15.55778°E / 41.21556; 15.55778Coordinates: 41°12′56″N 15°33′28″E / 41.21556°N 15.55778°E / 41.21556; 15.55778
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Foggia (FG)
Frazioni San Carlo
 • Total 334 km2 (129 sq mi)
Elevation 376 m (1,234 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)[1]
 • Total 6,359
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ascolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71022
Dialing code 0885
Patron saint San Potito
Saint day January 14
Website Official website
Polychrome marble carving (4th century BC) of two griffins devouring a deer. Formerly at the Getty Museum, now at the Polo museum in Ascoli Satriano

Ascoli Satriano is a town and comune in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.


Ascoli (known as Asculum) was a city of the Dauni.[2] It was the site of two early Roman battles (see Battle of Asculum).[3] Later Sulla established a military colony there.

In the mid-9th century the Saracens razed the city. In 1040 it rebelled against the Byzantines and, the following year, a decisive battle was fought nearby which granted the Normans control over southern Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • The Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral (12th century)
  • Church of St. John the Baptist (12th century)
  • Church of the Incoronata (15th century)

Americans from Ascoli Satriano[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ Edlund Berry, I.; A. Small; DARMC; R. Talbert; S. Gillies; T. Elliott; J. Becker. "Places: 442487 (Ausculum)". Pleiades. Retrieved December 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ Information about this war can be found in Plutarch's Lives (Pyrrus 2 1), Polybius, Dionysius of Halicarnassus (XX 1—3), and Livy.

For further reading see Daniel R. Curtis, 'Is there an ‘agro-town’ model for Southern Italy? Exploring the diverse roots and development of the agro-town structure through a comparative case study in Apulia',

External links[edit]

A late Roman villa at Faragola (Ascoli Satriano), ITALY