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Ginosa

Ginosa, (Taranto)
Ginosa is a small town and comune in the Taranto province in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.Main sightsThe most important monument of Ginosa is the Castello Normanno, near the 'place of the Orologio'. It was built in 1080 by Roberto Il Guiscardo to defend the city from the invasions of Saracen troops. Originally the castle was adorned by three towers and a drawbridge, all destroyed during the XVI, when the town became a barony of the Doria family. Due to this, the castle became like a palace and also today overlooks the most ancient area of the town. The castle is also part of the Comune coat of Arm.The mother church was built in 1554 and it is dedicated to Saint Martino from Tours, one of the most popular saint in France. It is a typical 500s' style church.ReferencesSee alsoMarina di GinosaExternal links Media related to Ginosa at Wikimedia Commons

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