Village of Giovinazzo
The Municipality of Giovinazzo
Province of Bari
Altitude center: 7 m a.s.l.
The Municipality is part of:
City of oil
Municipality of Giovinazzo
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 64 - 70054 Giovinazzo (BA)
Giovinazzo Scevenàzze (in the local dialect), it is certain that already existed in the IV century B.C. Legend has it that it was Perseus, son of Jupiter, to establish 'Jovis Natio': Giovinazzo, in Puglia Region.
It was (Natiolum), a small center in the roman age, perhaps erected on the ruins of the Netium peuceta razed to the ground during the Punic wars. During the first millennium was only a village of fishermen, sailors and merchants. In 1257 Manfredi donated it to the relative Jordan launches. Subsequently it passed under the dominion of the Aragon (from 1369 to 1461). Pass under the Spanish dominion, Carlo V sold to Ferdinando Di Capua, duke of Termoli. Passed to the Gonzaga, was sold to Nicolò Judge Caracciolo, prince of Cellamare in 1651. The principles Judge were past masters of Giovinazzo and Terlizzi until, died in 1770, the last heir, Donna Eleonora Judge, the fief of Giovinazzo and Terlizzi was donated to the Royal Court and as a result of Francesco I of Bourbon King of Naples, until the abolition in 1806 of feudalism.
The Arch of Trajan, by the Emperor that he would reinforce the defensive walls of the city, is one of the ancient doors of the village: has two ogival arches on capitals governed by four columns milestones of the via Traiana (but not passed from this center). Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II from the characteristic trapezoidal shape, at the center of which stands the monumental fountain of the Tritons, built by Tommaso Piscitelli in 1933.
NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.