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Flumeri, Province of Avellino, Campania

The center lies in the Baronia hills covered with olive groves, on a side of the valley crossed by two rivers, Fiumarella and Ufita which, in ancient times, were called Lavella and Bufata, respectively. It is part of the "Comunità Montana dell'Ufita".
The toponym might derive from the presence of two rivers ("fluminibus") or from the abundance of "frumentum" (=wheat), which also appears in the civic coat of arms which has three ears of corn above a hill.

Info

  • Altitude: 625 m a.s.l
  • Territory: hilly
  • Population: about 2900 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 83040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0825
  • Demonym: flumeresi
  • Patron Saint: St. Nicola of Bari celebrated on 6 december
  • Frazioni & Localities: Arcolento, Candelaro, Corridoio, Corvarana, Difesa, Laghi-Valle, Lagni, Murge, Pastinelli, Pilone, San Pietro, San Vito, Scampata, Tierzi, Tre Torri.

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History

Even if some pre-roman ruins have been found in the locality of Fiaccaglia, the settlement rose only in the Middle Ages.

Events and Festivities

  • The feast of San Rocco, celebrated on the 15th and 16th of August is an interesting event in which the whole town builds the so called golden lily, a real belltower made out of ears of wheat, which is then ground at the end of the celebration.