Torre Santa Susanna
|Torre Santa Susanna|
|Comune di Torre Santa Susanna|
Church of Crepacore.
|Province / Metropolitan city||Brindisi (BR)|
|• Mayor||Michele Saccomanno|
|• Total||55 km2 (21 sq mi)|
|Elevation||72 m (236 ft)|
|Population (30 June 2015)|
|• Density||190/km2 (500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St Susanna|
|Saint day||11 August|
Its main economic activities are tourism and the growing of olives and grapes.
The Romans had two forts built here after the Second Punic War. According to tradition, in the 3rd century AD a Roman soldier wrote the name of Saint Susanna on one of these towers ("Torre" in Italian), hence the name. After a series of plagues and earthquakes, population from the nearby hamlet took refuge here, giving birth to the current town.
- Population from ISTAT
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