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Francavilla Fontana

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Francavilla Fontana is a town and comune (municipality) in the province of Brindisi and region of Apulia, in southern Italy. It is also called the town of the "Imperiali", after the Imperiali, a family of feudal lords who ruled the town from the end of 16th century until the 18th century. With a population of 36,641, in 2016, it is the 3rd municipality of its province after Brindisi and Fasano.HistoryThe name Francavilla has French-Norman origins: "Franca" and "villa" . The specification Fontana alludes to a vision of the Virgin Mary witnessed by Prince Filippo d'AngiĆ², who hence declaring the town a tax-free haven, according to the local legend.GeographyFrancavilla is located in the Altosalento, on the last Murge's hills, and it is equidistant, about 35km, from Taranto and Brindisi. The municipality borders with Ceglie Messapica, Grottaglie (TA), Latiano, Manduria (TA), Oria, San Marzano di San Giuseppe (TA), San Michele Salentino, San Vito dei Normanni, Sava (TA) and Villa Castelli.
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