Manocalzati, Province of Avellino, Campania

Only 7 kilometers from Avellino, along the right bank of the river Sabato and surrounded by thick vegetation, Manocalzati is a place of ancient agricultural traditions, the main produce being cereals, hazelnuts, chestnuts, wine grapes.

More recently, it has changed into an active, modern center with accommodation facilities and leisure centers.


  • Altitude: 450 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 3100 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 83030
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0825
  • Demonym: manocalzatesi
  • Patron Saint: St. Marco Evangelista celebrated on 25 April
  • Frazioni & Localities: San Barbato.

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The origins of the settlement are very old, since traces of the Iron age have been found. Both Manocalzati and San Barbato were a fiefdom of the San Barbato family. The etymology is disputed: either from a Roman matron named Manuzia, or a feudal family, or from the Latin "loco malecalbiati" (=hardly bare, with reference to the thick vegetation), as appears in a document of 1038, or also from "hairy" (such would have been the Manocalzatesi).