Toritto

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Toritto
Comune
Comune di Toritto
Toritto is located in Italy
Toritto
Toritto
Location of Toritto in Italy
Coordinates: 41°00′N 16°41′E / 41.000°N 16.683°E / 41.000; 16.683Coordinates: 41°00′N 16°41′E / 41.000°N 16.683°E / 41.000; 16.683
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Bari
Frazioni Quasano, Altaserra
Area
 • Total 74 km2 (29 sq mi)
Elevation 233 m (764 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 8,815
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Torittesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 70020
Dialing code 080
Patron saint St. Roch, Madonna delle Grazie
Saint day August 16
Website Official website

Toritto is a town and comune in the province of Bari and region of Apulia, southern Italy.

It lies in an agricultural area, growing mainly almond and olive trees, about fifteen miles from the Adriatic Sea.

History[edit]

The origins of the city are uncertain, but they probably date to around 800 AD, although the first document testifying to the existence of Toritto is from 1069. A parish existed in 1171.

Main sights[edit]

  • Torre dell'Orologio (Watchotwer), with a 1564 inscription.
  • Chiesa Madre (Mother Church), built in 1410 and entitled to St. Nicholas.
  • Chiesa della Madonna della Stella, erected before 1092.
  • Beatrice

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