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Fasano, Province of Brindisi, Puglia, Italy

fasano coatofarms Situated among the Murge hills and reaching to the Adriatic Sea, in a territory rich of ancient fortified farms (the so-called "masserie") Fasano appears with the whitewashed color of its trulli against the green of hundred-year-old olive trees.

The place is renowned for the presence of the nearby large Zoo-Safari park at Selva di Fasano, the beautiful riviera with the fishing hamlets of Savelletri and Torre Canne with their spa establishments.
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Population: ca. 40,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 72015 -- Phone Area Code: 080 -- Patron Saint: St John the Baptist and Santa Maria di Pozzo Faceto -- Frazioni & Località: Canale di Pirro, Laureto, Montalbano, Pezze di Greco, Pozzo Faceto, Savelletri, Selva di Fasano, Speziale, Torre Canne, Torre Spaccata

History

The settlement rose as Casale di Santa Maria di Fajano in 1088 as a refuge of the population that were abandoning the ancient Roman port of Egnatia, under the attack of the Saracens and other invaders since the collapse of the Roman Empire. In the 14th century Fasano was a fiefdom of the Knights of Malta, and here on 2 june 1678 the Turks were defeated in a historical battle, according to the legend with an apparition of the Virgin Mary.

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Province of Brindisi

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