Marzano di Nola, Province of Avellino, Campania
The town rises on the slopes of Mount Visciano, on the borders between Irpinia and the area of the Città Metropolitana of Napoli.
Agriculture is the main resource, thanks to the very fertile land, with a great quantity of grains, tomatoes and fruit, whose excellent quality is recognized all over the world (as for the "sanmarzano" tomato cultivar that takes its name from the place).
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- Altitude: 120 m a.s.l
- Territory: hilly
- Population: about 1600 inhabitants in 2017
- Zip/postal code: 83020
- Dialing Area Code: +39 081
- Patron Saint: St. Trifone Martire celebrated on 10 November
- Frazioni & Localities: Cerqueto, Fossato, Tavernola, Torre.
Genealogy & Links
Where to stay
The origin of the toponym comes from its feudal lord Pandolfo from Marezzano. In the Middle Ages the place was part of the Lauro fiefdom, and a possession of the Orsini family and later of the Sanseverino, Pignatelli and, from 1638, of the Lancellotti that ruled it until 1806, when the feudal system was abolished.
What to see
- Sanctuary of Madonna dell'Abbondanza, overlooking the urban centre, built at the end of the 14th century and restored in the 18th century.
- The ruins of a Medieval Tower called Turris Martiani, the dwelling of its rich lord.
- The Archeological Area, in the surroundings of the cemetery, with ruins of a Roman cistern and dwellings.