Specchia

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Specchia
Comune di Specchia
Palazzo Risolo
Palazzo Risolo
Coat of arms of Specchia
Coat of arms
Location of Specchia
Specchia is located in Italy
Specchia
Specchia
Location of Specchia in Italy
Specchia is located in Apulia
Specchia
Specchia
Specchia (Apulia)
Coordinates: 39°56′30″N 18°18′30″E / 39.94167°N 18.30833°E / 39.94167; 18.30833
CountryItaly
Region Apulia
ProvinceLecce (LE)
Government
 • MayorAntonio Biasco
Area
 • Total24.74 km2 (9.55 sq mi)
Elevation
131 m (430 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[3]
 • Total4,912
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Specchiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
73040
Dialing code0833
Patron saintSt. Nicholas of Bari
Saint daySecond Sunday in May
WebsiteOfficial website

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

Main sights[edit]

  • Mother Church (15th century)
  • Church of the Francescani Neri (early 16th century)
  • Baroque church of Assunta
  • Church of San Nicola di Mira, founded in the 11th century but largely rebuilt in the 16th century, when it was converted to the Latin rite from the Byzantine one
  • Church of Santa Eufemia (9th-10th century)
  • Dominican church and convent
  • Palazzo Risolo (16th century), occupying the former site of the medieval castle
  • Palazzo Ripa (17th century)

Sport[edit]

Football[edit]

The football team of the town is the A.S.D. ARMANDO PICCHI SPECCHIA that competes in the "girone B magliese" of the Seconda Categoria. It was founded in the 1970.

International Relations[edit]

Specchia is twinned with:

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

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