Comune di Giovinazzo

View of Giovinazzo from the sea.

Coat of arms

Location of Giovinazzo in Italy

Coordinates: 41°11′N 16°40′E / 41.183°N 16.667°E / 41.183; 16.667
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Bari
  Mayor Tommaso Depalma
  Total 43 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (September 7, 2007)
  Total 20,177
  Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Giovinazzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 70054
Dialing code 080
Patron saint Madonna di Corsignano
Saint day April 7
Website Official website

Giovinazzo (Barese: Scevenàzze) is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy.


It was a small fortified centre of the Romans, who called it Natolium, maybe built on the ruins of the Peucete Netium destroyed during the Punic Wars. It became later a flourishing commercial centre, that had trading connections with Venice.

Main sights

In the neighbourhood is Castel del Monte, one of the most famous castles in Italy.

Notable people

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