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Comune di Tricase
Dominican convent in Tricase.
Dominican convent in Tricase.
Coat of arms of Tricase
Coat of arms
Tricase is located in Italy
Location of Tricase in Italy
Coordinates: 39°56′N 18°22′E / 39.933°N 18.367°E / 39.933; 18.367Coordinates: 39°56′N 18°22′E / 39.933°N 18.367°E / 39.933; 18.367
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Lecce (LE)
Frazioni Depressa, Lucugnano, Tutino, Caprarica, Sant'Eufemia, Tricase porto, Marina serra
 • Mayor Antonio Giuseppe Coppola
 • Total 43.64 km2 (16.85 sq mi)
Elevation 98 m (322 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 17,870
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tricasini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73039, 73030 the frazioni
Dialing code 0833
Patron saint San Vito
Saint day 15 June
Website Official website

Tricase is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, part of the Apulia region of south-east Italy. It is located in the Salento traditional region.


Tricase is the site of a castle and of a Quercia Vallonea, an oak which is amongst the oldest trees in Italy, dating from the 13th century.

After World War II, a refugee camp was set up at Tricase, sometimes referred to as Tricase Porto or Tricasi displaced persons camp.

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