Galatina (Griko: Ας Πέτρο, romanizedAs Pètro; Salentino: San Pietru), known before the unification of Italy as San Pietro in Galatina,[3] 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.

Ας Πέτρο (Greek)
San Pietru (Sicilian)
Comune di Galatina
Location of Galatina
Galatina is located in Italy
Location of Galatina in Italy
Galatina is located in Apulia
Galatina (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°10′N 18°10′E / 40.167°N 18.167°E / 40.167; 18.167
ProvinceLecce (LE)
FrazioniCollemeto, Noha, Santa Barbara, Aeroporto
 • MayorMarcello Pasquale Amante
 • Total82.65 km2 (31.91 sq mi)
78 m (256 ft)
 (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Total26,887
 • Density330/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0836
Patron saintSt. Peter and St. Paul
Saint day29 and 30 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Main sights edit

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).

Transportation edit

Galatina has a station on the Ferrovie Sud-Est line to Lecce. Road connections include the SS16 Adriatica state highway, the SS101 state road, also to Lecce, and the SS 613 Brindisi-Lecce highway.

Energy edit

Near Galatina is the static inverter plant of HVDC Italy-Greece.

Twin towns edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Luigi Rossetti, ‘Cenni storici di Galatina’ Archived 2009-09-25 at the Wayback Machine, Sito ufficiale della Città di Galatina.
  4. ^   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Galatina". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 11 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 396.