Barano d'Ischia

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Barano d'Ischia
Barano d'Ischia, scorcio con chiesa di San Giorgio.JPG
Barano d'Ischia is located in Italy
Barano d'Ischia
Barano d'Ischia
Location of Barano d'Ischia in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Campania
Metropolitan city Naples (NA)
 • Mayor Paolino Buono
 • Total 11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Population (30 November 2015)
 • Total 10,118
 • Density 910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Baranesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 80070 and 80077
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. Rochus
Saint day 16 August
Website Official 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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