|Comune di Sava|
Town square at Sava
|Frazioni||Pasàno, Archignàno, Torre|
|• Mayor||Dario Iaia|
|• Total||44.57 km2 (17.21 sq mi)|
|Elevation||108 m (354 ft)|
(31 December 2012)
|• Density||370/km2 (960/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||San Giovanni Battista|
|Saint day||23 and 24 June|
It is a center of production of olive oil and of the wine Primitivo.
The main monuments of the city are the Mother Church, the Palazzo Baronale, the Mater Domini's Church, the Monastery's Church, the San Cosimo's Church and San Luigi's Church.
Some of the finds of the district of Agliano, dating from around 300 BC, attest to the Greek presence in the present territory of Sava. It was probably the last outpost towards the southern Salento, populated by Messapi. At the end of the 7th century AD, with the division of the Apulia region between Byzantines and Lombards, a wall built in dry limestone of modest size was built here. This limes ran from the Adriatic coast south of Brindisi up to the Ionian coast.
Although there are no documents proving the origins of the village of Sava, the majority of local historians agree that its foundation dates from the 15th century.
Sava, as the neighboring municipalities, has been characterized for most of the 20th century by emigration to northern Italy and, to a lesser extent, toward northern Europe.
On 19 August 1976 a powerful tornado struck the city of Sava and the surrounding countryside, until exhausting near Manduria; its passage led to intense rainfall and strong winds that caused extensive damage.
- "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.
- Population from ISTAT