Presicce

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Presicce
Comune di Presicce
Chiesa e colonna Sant'Andrea di Presicce.jpg
Location of Presicce
Presicce is located in Italy
Presicce
Presicce
Location of Presicce in Italy
Presicce is located in Apulia
Presicce
Presicce
Presicce (Apulia)
Coordinates: 39°54′N 18°16′E / 39.900°N 18.267°E / 39.900; 18.267Coordinates: 39°54′N 18°16′E / 39.900°N 18.267°E / 39.900; 18.267
CountryItaly
Region Apulia
ProvinceLecce (LE)
Government
 • MayorSalvatore Riccardo Monsellato
Area
 • Total24.36 km2 (9.41 sq mi)
Elevation
104 m (341 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[3]
 • Total5,289
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Presiccesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
73054
Dialing code0833
Patron saintSt. andrew the Apostle
Saint day30 November
WebsiteOfficial website

Presicce is a town and comune in the Italian province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • Ducal Palace, built by the Normans, perhaps on a pre-existing Byzantine structure
  • Church of Sant'Andrea Apostolo
  • Church of the Carmine and convent (mid-16th century)
  • Casa Turrita (16th century), an example of noble residence including a defensive tower.

Culture[edit]

Presicce appears in the 2014 British musical film, Walking on Sunshine.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Population from ISTAT
  4. ^ On location: ‘Walking on Sunshine’, Joanne O’Connor, 27 June 2014, Financial Times