- For people with the surname Fasano, see Fasano (surname)
|Comune di Fasano|
Location of Fasano in Italy
|Coordinates: 40°50′N 17°22′E / 40.833°N 17.367°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Brindisi (BR)|
|Frazioni||Torre Canne, Pezze di Greco, Montalbano, Speziale, Selva di Fasano, Savelletri, Laureto, Canale di Pirro, Pozzo Faceto, Torre Spaccata|
|• Mayor||Francesco Zaccaria|
|• Total||128 km2 (49 sq mi)|
|Elevation||111 m (364 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2015)|
|• Density||310/km2 (810/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||72015, 72010|
|Patron saint||Madonna del Pozzo e San Giovanni Battista|
|Saint day||Third Sunday in June|
It marks the border between the Salento and the Metropolitan City of Bari. It lies about 50 kilometres (31 mi) from all three of the provincial capitals in Apulia, namely Bari, Taranto and Brindisi. The name Fasano probably derives from the “Faso”, a large wild columbus dove (also represented on the civic coat of arms) which drank from the foggie, which was a type of swamp or pool in the open air formed from the water that flowed down from the surrounding hills. This area where the pool once was is now a communal garden.
Fasano is situated in an extended area with secular olive trees and its territory extends from hills to the sea with rich Mediterranean vegetation.
Coming down from hills the town of Fasano occupies a dominant position in the valley which then leads down to the sea: coastal resorts include Savelletri with its beaches, the archaeological digs at Gnatia and a golf course and the quaint fishing town of Torre Canne. The coast is characterized by a peaceful atmosphere that prevails despite growing tourism.
- The minaret of Fasano, an Islamic-style construction from 1918.
- Church of San Giovanni Battista (Chiesa Matrice), built in the 17th century.
- Torrione delle Fogge, the last remaining tower of the original eleven ones.
- Dolmen of Montalbano
- Archaeological Park of Gnatia
- Tempietto di Seppannibale, an early Christian church
- The Selva di Fasano, today a garden with villas
- Original trulli houses
- Fasanolandia, the first zoo safari of its kind in Europe
- Population from ISTAT