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Bisceglie
—  Comune  —
Comune di Bisceglie

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Bisceglie is located in Italy
Bisceglie
Location of Bisceglie in Italy
Coordinates: 41°14′35″N 16°30′19″E / 41.24306°N 16.50528°E / 41.24306; 16.50528Coordinates: 41°14′35″N 16°30′19″E / 41.24306°N 16.50528°E / 41.24306; 16.50528
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Bari (BA)
Government
 - Mayor Francesco Carlo Spina
Area
 - Total 68.48 km2 (26.4 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (31 March 2008)
 - Total 54,124
 - Density 790.4/km2 (2,047/sq mi)
 - Demonym Biscegliesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 70052
Dialing code 080
Patron saint Sts. Maurus, Sergius and Pantaleon[1]
Saint day First Monday in August
Website Official website

Bisceglie is a town and comune on the Adriatic Sea, with a population of c. 53,700, in the Apulia (Italian: Puglia) region of Italy, in the province of Bari.

According to a theory, in Roman times there would be here a settlement called Vigiliae (Sentinel). The modern city was founded by the Normans in the 11th century and englarged under the Aragonese dynasty of Naples in the 15th century.

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Main sights

  • Church of Santa Margherita, in Romanesque-Apulian style (12th century)
  • Norman castle and tower
  • Abbey of S. Adoeno (11th century)
  • Cathedral (13th century)
  • Grotte di Santa Croce
  • 4 dolmens

Also notable is the naturalistic area of Pantano-Ripalta.

The guitar virtuoso and composer Mauro Giuliani was born in Bisceglie in 1781.

Neighbouring communes

Corato, Molfetta, Ruvo di Puglia, Terlizzi, Trani.

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Notes

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Bisceglie is a town in the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani in the Italian region of Apulia (Puglia), Italy.

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1911 encyclopedia

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