|Comune di Giovinazzo|
View of Giovinazzo from the sea.
Location of Giovinazzo in Italy
|Coordinates: 41°11′N 16°40′E / 41.183°N 16.667°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Bari|
|• Mayor||Tommaso Depalma|
|• Total||43 km2 (17 sq mi)|
|Elevation||18 m (59 ft)|
|Population (September 7, 2007)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Madonna di Corsignano|
|Saint day||April 7|
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.
- The cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta (12th-13th century), in characteristic Apulian Romanesque style, featuring Eastern and Western elements.
- Ducal Palace/Castle (17th century)
- Two columns of the Via Traiana, which however did not pass through the city.
In the neighbourhood is Castel del Monte, one of the most famous castles in Italy.
- American actor John Turturro's father, Nicholas Turturro, immigrated to the United States from Giovinazzo in the first half of the 20th century.
- Raffaele Sollecito, falsely accused and incarcerated for the homicide of Meredith Kercher.
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