For the baseball player, see Sal Maglie.
Città di Maglie
Coat of arms
Coat of arms

Location of Maglie in Italy

Coordinates: 40°7′N 18°8′E / 40.117°N 18.133°E / 40.117; 18.133
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Lecce (LE)
Frazioni Morigino
  Mayor Ernesto Toma
  Total 22 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 81 m (266 ft)
Population (9 October 2011)
  Total 14,819
  Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Magliesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73024
Dialing code 0836
Patron saint St. Nicholas of Bari
Saint day 9 May
Website Official website

Maglie is a town and comune in the province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.


The Maglie area was settled as early as the Bronze Age and the early Iron Age, and before, as testified by the presence of archaic dolmens and menhirs, and by the Cattìe site, discovered in 1980, and featuring 12,000 tools and 800 bone remains.

Maglie, initially a countriside casale, developed around the castle built in the 13th century, probably under the Angevine kings of Naples and later renewed by Andriolo Lubello, the local baron under king Alfonso I of Aragon.

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Maglie's economy is based on commerce, craftmanship (especially of local stone), and tourism.


Maglie is served by the Ferrovie Sud Est Zollino-Gagliano and Maglie-Otranto lines.

It is crossed by two state roads, the SS16 Adriatica Lecce-Maglie-Otranto, and the SS275 from Santa Maria di Leuca.

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