Sammichele di Bari

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
Location of Sammichele di Bari
Sammichele di Bari is located in Italy
Sammichele di Bari
Sammichele di Bari
Location of Sammichele di Bari in Italy
Sammichele di Bari is located in Apulia
Sammichele di Bari
Sammichele di Bari
Sammichele di Bari (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°53′N 16°57′E / 40.883°N 16.950°E / 40.883; 16.950Coordinates: 40°53′N 16°57′E / 40.883°N 16.950°E / 40.883; 16.950
CountryItaly
Region Apulia
Metropolitan cityBari (BA)
Government
 • MayorLorenzo Netti
Area
 • Total34.23 km2 (13.22 sq mi)
Elevation
280 m (920 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Total6,454
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sammichelini, or Casalini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
70010
Dialing code080
Patron saintSt. Michael the Archangel
Saint daySecond Saturday and Sunday of May;
First Saturday and Sunday in September
WebsiteOfficial website

TourismEdit

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".

Local ProductsEdit

Other local products are:

TransportEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ Population from ISTAT

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