Casamassima is a town and comune of 19,786 inhabitants in the Metropolitan City of Bari, in Apulia, southern Italy
The town is located inland from the Italian coastline, thrives and is built on agriculture, primarily that of wine, olives and almond production. Founded around the 7th and 8th centuries, the village started as a Roman encampment, according to legend. It was called the "Castrum Maximi" which developed into the word Casamassima.
In the old city there are walls dating well back into the early 10th century, although the first recorded document stating the presence of Casamassima is the Codice Diplomatico of 962. This dates the town to be from the Byzantium Era. Before that, however, it was probably under the control of lords from other feudal systems nearby, such as Acquaviva delle Fonti or Conversano.
Coordinates 40°57'25.672" N 16°55'13.397" E