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.
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
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 64 - Tel. 080-3902311
Giovinazzo Rock Festival - Last weekend of July
Born at the end of the nineties of the twentieth century by the initiative of a group of young people and of the Department of Culture of the city. From 2005 is organised by the association A.R.C.I. Tressett. Traditionally held on the last weekend of July inside the Area Mercatale, with free entrance. The Giovinazzo Rock Festival è entered and recognized in the national circuit of music festivals, also thanks to the participation in the various editions of the Meeting of Independent Labels. In the course of the years has hosted IPù 150 band including people, Giuliano Palma & The Bluebeaters, Marlene Kuntz, Dirty Beaches (Canada), Bandabardò, dEUS (Belgium), Africa Unite, blond Redhead(USA), Nada feat. The Zen Circus, Fujiya & Miyagi (UK), Casino Royale, the theater of horrors, line 77, Brunori sas, Aucan, Summer Camp (UK), Punkreas, Après class, size 35, Three Allegri Boys Dead, Offlaga discopax, Giorgio Channels, Ministers, Paul Gillman (Venezuela), Motel Connection, Toys Orchestra.