Giovinazzo

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Giovinazzo
Comune
Comune di Giovinazzo
View of Giovinazzo from the sea.
View of Giovinazzo from the sea.
Coat of arms of Giovinazzo
Coat of arms
Giovinazzo is located in Italy
Giovinazzo
Giovinazzo
Location of Giovinazzo in Italy
Coordinates: 41°11′N 16°40′E / 41.183°N 16.667°E / 41.183; 16.667
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Metropolitan city Bari (BA)
Government
 • Mayor Tommaso Depalma
Area
 • Total 44.3 km2 (17.1 sq mi)
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (September 7, 2007)
 • Total 20,177
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Giovinazzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 70054
Dialing code 080
Patron saint St. Thomas
Saint day July 3
Website Official website

Giovinazzo (Barese: Scevenàzze) is a town, comune (municipality) and former bishopric within the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia region, southeastern ('heel' of) Italy.

History[edit]

It was a small fortified centre of the Romans, who called it Natolium, maybe built on the ruins of the Peucete Netium which was destroyed during the Punic Wars[citation needed].

After the Byzantine period, it became a countship (later a duchy). It became later a flourishing commercial centre, that had trading connections with Venice.

Main sights[edit]

  • The Co-cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta (Mary's Assumption), built in the Norman period 1150–1180, in characteristic Apulian Romanesque style featuring Eastern and Western elements, consecrated in 1283 under bishop Giovanni II; under bishop Paolo De Mercurio (1731–1752) it got a thorough Baroque remodeling.
  • Ducal Palace/Castle (17th century)
  • Two columns of the Via Traiana, which however did not pass through the city.

In the neighbourhood is Castel del Monte, one of the most famous castles in southern Italy.

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite

Suffragan Bishops of Giovinazzo
First incumbent(?s) lacking
  • Giovanni (1071? – 1075?)
  • Pietro (1096–?)
  • Bernerio (1113?–?)
  • Orso (1124?–?)
  • Berto (1172? – death 1178)
  • Pietro (1184?–1191?)
  • Maldisio (?–1200)
  • Orso (? – death 1218)
  • Pelmerio (1226.06.19 – 1246?)
  • Leonardo da Sermoneta, Cistercian Order (O. Cist.) (1253.02.20 – ?)
  • Salvio (1275–?)
  • Giovanni, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1278 – death 1304.06)
  • Giovanni, O.F.M. (1304 – death 1321.01.08)
  • Guglielmo Alveniacci, O.F.M. (1329? – death 1332?)
  • Giacomo Morola (1333.03.29 – ?)
  • Giovanni (1342–?)
  • Giacomo Carrubba (1343 – death 1350)
  • Raimondo, Augustinians O.E.S.A.) (1350.12.01 – ?)
  • Bernardo (1365?–?)
  • Antonio Cipolloni, Dominican Order (O.P.) (1380?–1384), later Bishop of Fiesole (Italy) (1384 – 1388), Bishop of Volterra (Italy) (1390–1396), Titular Archbishop of Ægina (1396 – 1398), Metropolitan Archbishop of Torres (Italy) (1398? – death 1403?)
  • Bishop Nicola (1386.05.21 – death 1390)
  • Rolandino Malatacchi, O.E.S.A. (1390.05.22 – ?), previously Bishop of Tropea (Italy) (1357.06.14 – 1390.05.22)
  • Grimaldo de Turcolis (1395.10.14 – ?)
  • Sisto Coleta, O.F.M. (1399 – death 1414), also Bishop of neighbouring Ruvo (Italy) (1399.03.08 – ?resigned 1399)
  • Pietro da Orvieto (1433.07.13 – ?)
  • Crisostomo, O.F.M. (1443–?)
  • Ettore Galgano (1458.02.27 – death 1462)
  • Marino Morola (1462.10.01 – 1472.06.05), next Bishop of Sant’Agata de’ Goti (Italy) (1472.06.05 – death 1487.02.02)
  • Pietro Antici Mattei (1472.06.05 – death 1496?), previously Bishop of Sant’Agata de’ Goti (Italy) (1469.04.17 – 1472.06.05)
  • ...
  • Spanish bishop Juan Antolínez Brecianos de la Rivera (1549-1574) introduced (?under Aragonese rule), in the bishopric the Counterreformation decrees of the Tridentine Council, holding a festive diocesan synod in 1566.
  • ...
Suffragan Bishops of Giovinazzo and of Terlizzi
  • ...
From 1818, see the incumbent Bishops of the Diocese of Molfetta, either merged or in personal union
Exempt Bishops of Giovinazzo and of Terlizzi and Suffragan Bishops Molfetta
From 1836, see the incumbent Bishops of the Diocese of Molfetta–Ruvo–Giovinazzo–Terlizzi, either in personal union or (from 1986) merged

Notable locals[edit]

  • American actor John Turturro's father, Nicholas Turturro, immigrated to the United States from Giovinazzo in the first half of the 20th century.
  • Raffaele Sollecito, falsely accused and incarcerated for the homicide of Meredith Kercher.

See also[edit]

Sources and external links[edit]

Bibliography - Ecclesiastical history
  • Ferdinando Ughelli, Italia sacra, vol. VII, seconda edizione, Venezia 1721, coll. 720-740
  • Vincenzio d'Avino, Cenni storici sulle chiese arcivescovili, vescovili e prelatizie (nullius) del Regno delle Due Sicilie, Napels 1848, pp. 264–265
  • Giuseppe Gabrieli, Bibliografia di Puglia, parte II, p. 293
  • Norbert Kamp, Kirche und Monarchie im staufischen Königreich Sizilien, vol. 2, Prosopographische Grundlegung: Bistümer und Bischöfedes Königreichs 1194 - 1266; Apulien und Kalabrien, Münich 1975, pp. 630–635
  • Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 883
  • Konrad Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi, vol. 1, p. 288-289; vol. 2, pp. 169–170; vol. 3, pp. 216–217; vol. 4, p. 212; vol. 5, p. 231; vol. 6, p. 247