Sammichele di Bari (Barese: U Casàle [u kaˈsæːlə]) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari and region of Apulia, southern Italy. The town is located on the Murge Plateau and is built primarily on agriculture. Its patron saint is St. Michael the Archangel.
Sammichele di Bari
|Comune di Sammichele di Bari|
|Metropolitan city||Bari (BA)|
|• Mayor||Lorenzo Netti|
|• Total||34.23 km2 (13.22 sq mi)|
|Elevation||280 m (920 ft)|
(31 December 2017)
|• Density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Sammichelini, or Casalini|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Michael the Archangel|
|Saint day||Second Saturday and Sunday of May;|
First Saturday and Sunday in September
Many people visit this town to eat its typical product (zampina). The last Saturday and Sunday of September there is a festival, called Sagra della Zampina, to promote the local product.
In the town's castle there is also a museum, called "Museo della civilltà contadina" in which there are pictures, utensils, clothes concerning farmer's life in the 19th century.
Next to the castle there also is a small church, called "Chiesa della Maddalena".
Other local products are:
The town is served by Sammichele railway station, which offers a service from the city of Bari to the city of Putignano It is also available a bus service that let people get to other cities such as Taranto
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- Population from ISTAT