Comune di Ginosa

Location of Ginosa in Italy

Coordinates: 40°30′N 16°45′E / 40.500°N 16.750°E / 40.500; 16.750Coordinates: 40°30′N 16°45′E / 40.500°N 16.750°E / 40.500; 16.750
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Taranto (TA)
Frazioni Marina di Ginosa
  Mayor Vito Parisi
  Total 187 km2 (72 sq mi)
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
  Total 22,823
  Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ginosini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 74013
Dialing code 099
Patron saint Maria del Rosario
Saint day First Sunday in October
Website Official website

Ginosa is a small town and comune in the Taranto province in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

Main sights

The most important monument of Ginosa is the Castello Normanno (Norman Castle). It was built in 1080 by Robert Guiscard to defend the city from the invasions of Saracen troops. Originally the castle was adorned by three towers and a drawbridge, all destroyed during the 16th century, when the town became a barony of the Doria family. The castle subsequently became a residential palace and also today overlooks the most ancient area of the town. The castle is also part of the comune's coat of arms.

The Chiesa Madre (mother church) was built in 1554 and is dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, one of the most popular saints in France. It is a typical southern Italian Baroque style church.


Near Ginosa, there is a 250-metre-tall (820 ft) water tower, nicknamed "Il Missile".

See also


  1. Population from ISTAT
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