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Comune di Fasano
Balì Palace
Balì Palace
Coat of arms of Fasano
Fasano within the Province of Brindisi
Fasano within the Province of Brindisi
Location of Fasano
Fasano is located in Italy
Location of Fasano in Italy
Fasano is located in Apulia
Fasano (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°50′N 17°22′E / 40.833°N 17.367°E / 40.833; 17.367
ProvinceBrindisi (BR)
FrazioniCanale di Pirro, Laureto, Montalbano, Pezze di Greco, Pozzo Faceto, Savelletri, Selva di Fasano, Speziale, Torre Canne, Torre Spaccata
 • MayorFrancesco Zaccaria
 • Total128 km2 (49 sq mi)
111 m (364 ft)
 (31 March 2018)[3]
 • Total39,711
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
72015, 72010
Dialing code080
Patron saintMadonna del Pozzo e San Giovanni Battista
Saint dayThird Sunday in June
WebsiteOfficial website
St. Lawrence Abbey

Fasano (Italian pronunciation: [faˈzaːno]; Barese: Fasciànë) is a town and comune in the Province of Brindisi, Apulia, southern Italy. It is the second most populated town of the province after Brindisi, and has a population (2021) of 39,026.


According to a folk etymology, the name Fasano derives from the "Faso", a large wild columbus dove (also represented on the civic coat of arms) which drank from the fogge, which was a type of swamp or pool in the open air formed from the water that flowed down from the surrounding hills. This area where the pool once was is now a communal garden.

Via Appia, the road used to go from Brindisi to Rome during ancient times runs along Fasano's costal frazioni, including Savelletri and is visible today.



It marks the border between the Salento and the Metropolitan City of Bari. It lies about 50 kilometres (31 mi) from all three of the provincial capitals in Apulia, namely Bari, Taranto and Brindisi.

The municipality borders with Alberobello (BA), Cisternino, Locorotondo (BA), Monopoli (BA) and Ostuni.[4] It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Canale di Pirro, Laureto, Montalbano, Pezze di Greco, Pozzo Faceto, Savelletri, Selva di Fasano, Speziale, Torre Canne and Torre Spaccata.


Fasano is situated in an extended area with secular olive trees and its territory extends from hills to the sea with rich Mediterranean vegetation.

Coming down from hills the town of Fasano occupies a dominant position in the valley which then leads down to the sea: coastal resorts include Savelletri with its beaches, the archaeological digs at Gnatia and a golf course and the quaint fishing town of Torre Canne. The coast is characterized by a peaceful atmosphere that prevails despite growing tourism.

Around Fasano are Pezze di Greco, Montalbano, Speziale and Pozzo Faceto, centres of secular olive cultivation; and a range of medieval fortified masserie, or farmhouses, aimed at agricultural tourism.


Main sights[edit]


  • Archaeological Park of Egnatia, an Ancient Italic city and former bishopric Egnazia Appula
  • Church of San Giovanni Battista (Chiesa Matrice), built in the 17th century.
  • Tempietto di Seppannibale, an early Christian church
  • The minaret of Fasano, an Islamic-style construction from 1918.



Fasano station is an important stop, both for regional and long-distance trains, on the Adriatic railway. The SS 16 highway "Adriatica" Padova-Otranto serves the town with two exits, "Fasano" and "Savelletri".


The A.S. Fasano is the town's football club, and its home ground is the Vito Curlo Stadium. The local handball clubs are the Junior Fasano and Roberto Serra Fasano.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2016
  4. ^ 40778 (x a j h) Fasano on OpenStreetMap

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