Giovinazzo is a town and of the comune Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern 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 destroyed during the Punic Wars. It became later a flourishing commercial centre, that had trading connections with Venice.
Main sights [ edit ]
cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta (12th-13th century), in characteristic Apulian Romanesque style, featuring Eastern and Western elements. 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 Italy.
Notable people [ edit ]
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.
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