Nova Siri

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Nova Siri
Comune
Comune di Nova Siri
Coat of arms of Nova Siri
Coat of arms
Nova Siri is located in Italy
Nova Siri
Nova Siri
Location of Nova Siri in Italy
Coordinates: 40°9′N 16°32′E / 40.150°N 16.533°E / 40.150; 16.533
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province / Metropolitan city Matera (MT)
Frazioni San Basile, San Megale, Sant'Alessio,Cerrolongo,Piana delle vigne,Foresta
Government
 • Mayor Eugenio Lucio Stigliano (municipal list)
Area
 • Total 52 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 355 m (1,165 ft)
Population (December 2008)[1]
 • Total 6,698
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Novasiresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 75020
Dialing code 0835
Patron saint San Giuseppe in Nova Siri paese and San Antonio in Nova Siri Scalo[2]
Saint day 19 March (and 13 June no festival)
Website Official website

Nova Siri is a town and comune in the province of Matera, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Nova Siri is close to the site of the ancient Ionian colony of Siris. Nova Siri is formed by two small towns: the old, historic Nova Siri Centre ('paese') and the coastal town developed from the 1970s - Nova Siri Station ('Scalo'). The centre is sited on a hill at 350 metres (1,150 ft) above sea level about 9 km (6 mi) from the sea.

Nova Siri at dawn

The main church and the castle are of mediaeval origin. The Monte Pollino National Park is located nearby.

Nova Siri is a popular holiday and tourist destination, thanks to its sandy coast characterized by coastal dunes. Nova Siri is reached via the SS 106 National road and by train.

The population is around 6,500, with the majority being in the newer, seaside town of Nova Siri Scalo. The population is much higher in summer when the holiday villages fill with tourists.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ "Map of Nova Siri". Italy Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2016.