Avellino, Province of Avellino, Campania
Avellino is situated over the green valley crossed by the Sabato river and surrounded by the Pertenio, Avella and Picentini mountains, in an area of beautiful natural landscapes and rich in archeological and cultural sites.
Today it is mostly a modern town because of the massive reconstructions after the frequent earthquakes. The chestnuts and nuts factories are of great importance as well as the wineries producing the famous Fiano di Avellino, Aglianico, Greco di Tufo and Taurasi wines.
- Altitude: 348 m a.s.l
- Population: about 54,000 inhabitants in 2017
- Zip/postal code: 83100
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0825
- Patron Saint: San Modestino, celebrated on 14 February.
- Frazioni & Localities: Bellizzi Irpino, Pianodardine, Picarelli, Valle-Ponticelli.
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Founded by the Irpinians during the 6th century BC, was conquered by the Lombards in 571 AD; at that time it was transferred on the top of a tuff hill easier to defend than the place occupied by the Roman town of Abellinum. Only after the Second World War Avellino started its industrial and agricultural development.
What to see
- The Duomo
- The Civic Museum
- The Castle
- Palazzo della Dogana
- The baroque Tower clock.