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Pago del Vallo di Lauro, Province of Avellino, Campania

Pago is a small center in the Vallo di Lauro, located in a verdant landscape at the foot of Monte Dinico. Although not having notes about its origin, it is assumed that the name derives from "Pagus latino civi", a name that referred to an office for the collection of religious taxes.

Info

  • Territory: hilly
  • Population: about 1700 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 83020
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 081
  • Demonym: paghesi
  • Patron Saint: St. Antony of Padua celebrated on 13 June
  • Frazioni & Localities: Pernosano, Sopravia.

What to see

  • The church of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli (17th century) with beautiful frescoes painted by Mazzillo.
  • The ancient ruins, located in the Pernosano area near the church of St. Maria Assunta, of a temple to Augustus, dating to the 1st century BC.
  • In a place called S. Pietro, the ruins of a Roman farm.

Where to stay

History

The origins of this agricultural village, situated at the feet of the Dinico Mountain, date back to Roman times, but the present settlement is mostly medieval. It was a fiefdom of the noble Lauro family and in the 15th century it was owned by Andrea de Capua until 1549; later it went to the Cutillo family. It was devastated in 1797 by the French armies and again in 1860 by the Bourbons.