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Torremaggiore
Torremaggiore
Comune di Torremaggiore
Old postcard of Torremaggiore, ducal castle to the left
Old postcard of Torremaggiore, ducal castle to the left
Coat of arms of Torremaggiore
Coat of arms
Location of Torremaggiore
Torremaggiore is located in Italy
Torremaggiore
Torremaggiore
Location of Torremaggiore in Italy
Torremaggiore is located in Apulia
Torremaggiore
Torremaggiore
Torremaggiore (Apulia)
Coordinates: 41°41?N 15°17?E / 41.683°N 15.283°E / 41.683; 15.283
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceFoggia (FG)
Government
 o MayorPasquale Monteleone (Civic List)
Area
 o Total208 km2 (80 sq mi)
Elevation
169 m (554 ft)
Population
(1-1-2017)[2]
 o Total17,208
 o Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Torremaggiorese(i)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
71017
Dialing code0882
Patron saintSt. Sabinus Bishop
Saint dayFirst Sunday in June
WebsiteOfficial website

Torremaggiore is a town, comune (municipality) and former seat of a bishopric, in the province of Foggia in the Apulia (in Italian: Puglia), region of southeast Italy.

It lies on a hill, 169 metres (554 ft) over the sea, and is famous for production of wine and olives.

History

The history of Torremaggiore is strictly connected to that of the burg of (Castel) Fiorentino (di Puglia), a Byzantine frontier stronghold founded by the Italian catepan Basil Boioannes in 1018.

Ecclesiastical history

Fiorentina was the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fiorentino, established in 1059. In 1391 it was suppressed and its territory merged into the Diocese of Lucera. The name Fiorentino (Florentinensis) has been used, since 1969 as a Latin Catholic titular bishopric.

Main sights

  • Castle of Fiorentino (11th century), place of death of Emperor Frederick II.
  • Castle of Dragonara (11th century).
  • The Castle of the Dukes (originally Counts) of Sangro, built from a Norman tower, has maintained the Renaissance appearance. It includes four circular and two square towers, and a throne hall with a 17th-century fresco frieze. It is home to the archaeological exhibition of findings from Fiorentino.
  • Chiesa matrice di San Nicola ("Mother Church of St. Nicholas", 13th century), built by the refugees from Fiorentino and Dragonara, rebuilt in 1631 after the earthquake.
  • Church of Santa Maria della Strada (early 16th century).
  • Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Fontana.
  • Church of the Madonna di Loreto (16th century), erected by Albanian immigrants. It was rebuilt in 1627.
  • Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli (17th century).

People

Twinned cities

See also

References

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ 'Chi era Nicola Fiani?', Liceo Ginnasio Statale "N. Fiani", Torremaggiore.

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