Bernalda

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Bernalda
Comune
Comune di Bernalda
Castle of Bernalda
Castle of Bernalda
Bernalda is located in Italy
Bernalda
Bernalda
Location of Bernalda in Italy
Coordinates: 40°25′N 16°41′E / 40.417°N 16.683°E / 40.417; 16.683Coordinates: 40°25′N 16°41′E / 40.417°N 16.683°E / 40.417; 16.683
CountryItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvinceMatera (MT)
FrazioniMetaponto, Serra Marina, Spineto
Government
 • MayorDomenico Raffaele Tataranno from 26/05/2014
Area
 • Total126 km2 (49 sq mi)
Elevation127 m (417 ft)
Population (September 2008)
 • Total12,175
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
DemonymBernaldesi
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code75012
Dialing code0835
Patron saintSt. Bernardino of Siena
Saint day20 May, 23 August
WebsiteOfficial website
 
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Bernalda
Comune
Comune di Bernalda
Castle of Bernalda
Castle of Bernalda
Bernalda is located in Italy
Bernalda
Bernalda
Location of Bernalda in Italy
Coordinates: 40°25′N 16°41′E / 40.417°N 16.683°E / 40.417; 16.683Coordinates: 40°25′N 16°41′E / 40.417°N 16.683°E / 40.417; 16.683
CountryItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvinceMatera (MT)
FrazioniMetaponto, Serra Marina, Spineto
Government
 • MayorDomenico Raffaele Tataranno from 26/05/2014
Area
 • Total126 km2 (49 sq mi)
Elevation127 m (417 ft)
Population (September 2008)
 • Total12,175
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
DemonymBernaldesi
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code75012
Dialing code0835
Patron saintSt. Bernardino of Siena
Saint day20 May, 23 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Bernalda is a town and comune in the province of Matera, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. The frazione of Metaponto is the site of the ancient city of Metapontum.

Until the 15th century, it was called Camarda. It is home to a castle built in the 15th century during the Aragonese rule in the Kingdom of Naples.

The patron Saint of Bernalda is Saint Bernardino of Siena. The celebration of Saint Bernardino is on 20 May and on 23 August.

Main sights[edit]

Other sights[edit]

Castle of Bernalda

Palaces[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Bernalda is twinned with:

External links[edit]

Back to Bernalda by Francis Ford Coppola, T (International Herald Tribune Style Magazine), 8 December 2012

Coppola talks about Bernalda, The New York Times, 9 March 2009

Inside the lavish Italian palazzo owned by Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola, Daily Mail, 23 April 2014