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Inhabitants: 2.993
Altitude: 273 m.above s.l.

Founded in the 8th century, Francavilla Marittima has been, for centuries, a merely agricultural center. The religious architectural heritage includes the Church of the Madonna degli Infermi, the Church of the Madonna del Carmine, the Mother Church, the St. Lucy’s Chapel, and S. Emiddio’s Chapel. Interesting historical palaces are: Rovitti, De Santis, Rizzi, Montilli. As for landscapes: Bosco Cernostasi and Bosco Drisa, Raganello stream, which has access to the most beautiful gorges in Europe, "La Scosa" spring. Main events is Carnival, with the floats, and the "ruppa pignate" party.

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