Ruffano

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Ruffano
Comune
Comune di Ruffano
Panorama Ruffano.jpg
Coat of arms of Ruffano
Coat of arms
Ruffano is located in Italy
Ruffano
Ruffano
Location of Ruffano in Italy
Coordinates: 39°59′N 18°15′E / 39.983°N 18.250°E / 39.983; 18.250
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Lecce (LE)
Frazioni Torrepaduli
Government
 • Mayor Carlo Russo
Area
 • Total 39 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation 127 m (417 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 9,724
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Demonym Ruffanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73049
Dialing code 0833
Patron saint St. Antony of Padua
Website Official website

Ruffano is a town and comune in the province of Lecce. in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • Mother church of Natività della Beata Maria Vergine (1706–1713)
  • Church of Madonna del Carmine, built in the 16th century above a Byzantine cave church from the 12th century
  • Castello Brancaccio, a castle overlooking the town (1626)
  • Crucifix Crypt, near the boundary with Casarano
  • Grotta della Trinità ("Trinity Grotto"), used since Neolithic times. Starting from the 9th century, it housed a community of hermit monks and in the 11th century it was turned into a religious place, as testified by remains of Byzantine frescoes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population from Istat