Turi, Apulia

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Comune di Turi
Turi is located in Italy
Location of Turi in Italy
Coordinates: 40°58′N 17°07′E / 40.967°N 17.117°E / 40.967; 17.117Coordinates: 40°58′N 17°07′E / 40.967°N 17.117°E / 40.967; 17.117
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Metropolitan city Bari (BA)
 • Mayor Onofrio Resta
 • Total 70 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation 254 m (833 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)[1]
 • Total 11,881
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Turesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 70010
Dialing code 080
Patron saint Sant'Oronzo
Saint day August 26
Website Official website

Turi (Turese: Ture [ˈtuːrə]; Ancient Greek: Θυριαι, translit. Thuriai) is a town and comune in the province of Bari and region of Apulia, southern Italy. With a population approaching 12,000, it lies a few miles inland from the town of Polignano A Mare on the Adriatic Sea.

The Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, imprisoned by Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime for eleven years (1926-1937), served most his sentence in Turi, and died shortly after he was released.


  1. ^ Population from ISTAT