Villa Castelli

Villa Castelli is a comune in the province of Brindisi in Apulia, on the south-east Italy coast. It is a comune in Salento, the borderline with Itria Valley. Its main economic activities are tourism and the growing of olives and grapes.

Villa Castelli
Comune di Villa Castelli
Coat of arms of Villa Castelli
Location of Villa Castelli
Villa Castelli is located in Italy
Villa Castelli
Villa Castelli
Location of Villa Castelli in Italy
Villa Castelli is located in Apulia
Villa Castelli
Villa Castelli
Villa Castelli (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°35′N 17°29′E / 40.583°N 17.483°E / 40.583; 17.483
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceBrindisi (BR)
FrazioniMonte Scotano, Pezza Petrosa, Antoglia, Lamie della Battaglia, Monte Fellone, Pezza delle Monache Centrale
Government
 • MayorVitantonio Caliandro
Area
 • Total35.15 km2 (13.57 sq mi)
Elevation251 m (823 ft)
Highest elevation
325 m (1,066 ft)
Lowest elevation
149 m (489 ft)
Population
 (30 May 2017)[4]
 • Total10,640
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castellano
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
72029
Dialing code0831
Saint day3 October
WebsiteOfficial website

Main sightsEdit

The main attractions are the Castle (or Ducal Palace) and the church of Immacolata. The castle was built by the Orsini del Balzo in the Middle Ages but was already in ruins in the 15th century. In the 17th century the Emperor bought it and turned it into a fortress, and later it was further expanded by the Ungaro. The church was built in the 10th century in an eclectic style, with both Gothic and Romanesque features.

The countryside around is home to numerous prehistoric trulli.

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Villa Castelli". Tuttitalia (in Italian).
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ Population from ISTAT