Villa Castelli

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Villa Castelli
Comune di Villa Castelli
Coat of arms of Villa Castelli
Coat of arms
Villa Castelli is located in Italy
Villa Castelli
Villa Castelli
Location of Villa Castelli in Italy
Coordinates: 40°35′N 17°29′E / 40.583°N 17.483°E / 40.583; 17.483
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Brindisi (BR)
Frazioni Monte Scotano, Pezza Petrosa, Antoglia, Lamie della Battaglia, Monte Fellone, Pezza delle Monache Centrale
 • Mayor Francesco Nigro
 • Total 34.58 km2 (13.35 sq mi)
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Highest elevation 336 m (1,102 ft)
Lowest elevation 149 m (489 ft)
Population (1 January 2009)[1]
 • Total 9,112
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castellani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 72029
Dialing code 0831
Saint day 3 October
Website Official website

Villa Castelli is a comune in the province of Brindisi in Apulia, on the south-east Italy coast. It is a comune in Itria Valley, the borderline with north Salento. Its main economic activities are tourism and the growing of olives and grapes. The main attractions are the Castle (or Ducal Palace) and the church. The castle was built by the Orsini del Balzo in the Middle Ages but was already in ruins in the 15th century. In the 17th century the Emperor bought it and turned it into a fortress, and later it was further expanded by the Ungaro. The church was built in the 10th century in an eclectic stile, an elegant union of Gothic and Romanesque. The countryside around is home to numerous prehistoric trulli.

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  1. ^ Population from ISTAT