Galatina (Griko: Ας Πέτρο, romanized: As Pètro; Salentino: San Pietru), known before the unification of Italy as San Pietro in Galatina, is a town and comune in the Province of Lecce in Apulia, southern Italy. It is situated about 21 kilometres (13 mi) south of the city of Lecce.
|Comune di Galatina|
|Frazioni||Collemeto, Noha, Santa Barbara, Aeroporto|
|• Mayor||Marcello Pasquale Amante|
|• Total||82.65 km2 (31.91 sq mi)|
|Elevation||78 m (256 ft)|
(31 December 2017)
|• Density||330/km2 (840/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Saint day||29 and 30 June|
- The late Romanesque church of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, built in 1390 by Raimondello del Balzo Orsini, count of Soleto, with a fine portal and rose window. The interior contains frescoes by Francesco d'Arezzo (1435). The apse contains the fine mausoleum of the son of the founder, a canopy supported by four columns, with his statue beneath it.
- The Baroque church of San Pietro (also known as Mother Church), rebuilt from 1633 on a previous Greek-rite edifice.
- The Pupa, a fountain in local limestone
In the neighbourhood is the small church of San Paolo. It houses a well which, according to tradition, was able to heal people bitten by poisonous tarantulas (those bitten are called tarantati or pizzicati in the local dialect).
Near Galatina is the static inverter plant of HVDC Italy-Greece.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- Luigi Rossetti, ‘Cenni storici di Galatina’ Archived 2009-09-25 at the Wayback Machine, Sito ufficiale della Città di Galatina.
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