|Metropolitan city||Naples (NA)|
|• Mayor||Paolino Buono|
|• Total||11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)|
(30 November 2015)
|• Density||910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
80070 and 80077
|Patron saint||St. Rochus|
|Saint day||16 August|
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.
History and main sights
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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