Barano d'Ischia

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Barano d'Ischia
Barano d'Ischia, scorcio con chiesa di San Giorgio.JPG
Location of Barano d'Ischia
Barano d'Ischia is located in Italy
Barano d'Ischia
Barano d'Ischia
Location of Barano d'Ischia in Italy
Barano d'Ischia is located in Campania
Barano d'Ischia
Barano d'Ischia
Barano d'Ischia (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°43′N 13°55′E / 40.717°N 13.917°E / 40.717; 13.917Coordinates: 40°43′N 13°55′E / 40.717°N 13.917°E / 40.717; 13.917
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
Government
 • MayorPaolino Buono
Area
 • Total11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Population
(30 November 2015)
 • Total10,118
 • Density910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Baranesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
80070 and 80077
Dialing code081
Patron saintSt. Rochus
Saint day16 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Barano d'Ischia (Neapolitan: Varànë) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located in the south-west area of Ischia island, about 30 km southwest of Naples.

It is after Forio the largest comune in size of the island, although not one of the most populated. Its territory is composed by several small villages: Buonopane, Piedimonte, Fiaiano, Testaccio (no one of this small villages has become a frazione); Testaccio was formerly an independent municipality.

Barano d'Ischia borders the following municipalities: Casamicciola Terme, Ischia, Serrara Fontana.

History and main sights[edit]

The area was first settled by the Greeks, who had a nymphaeum here.

Main sights include:

  • The Pilastri aqueduct (1470)
  • Church of St. John the Baptist (15th century), one of the most ancient in the island. It houses a canvas by a Caravaggist.
  • Saracen Tower, in the village of Testaccio
  • Windmills in Montebarano

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