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Grottolella, Province of Avellino, Campania

The small town of Grottolella, in the Partenio natural park, is surrounded by green woods and fertile fields with a Medieval Castle overlooking it from above. Since 2008 there is an international event, the Art and Music Prize Armando Gill (birth name Michele Testa, the first Italian singer-songwriter, the author of unforgettable motifs as "Come pioveva".

Info

  • Altitude: 565 m a.s.l
  • Territory: hilly
  • Population: about 1800 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 83010
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0825
  • Demonym: grottolellesi
  • Patron Saint: St.Egidio Abbot, celebrated on 1st September
  • Frazioni & Localities: Pozzo del Sale, Spinelli, Taverna del Monaco, Tropeani.

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History

The ancient name of the town was Grotta (grotto) changed to Grotta Castagnara (Crypta Castanearum) and afterwards into Grotticelle e Grottolella (from Grutzcola, the name of the area where the castle was built). It was mentioned for the first time in a document of the 12th century, and was a fiefdom of the Carafa, the De Ponte, the Macedonia and the Imperiale families.