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Pietradefusi, Province of Avellino, Campania

Located on the border between the provinces of Avellino and Benevento, Pietradefusi occupies the hilly part of the middle Calore valley, to the left of the river. To the north, in the "Piana di Vertecchia", there are many farms.

Info

  • Altitude: 400 m a.s.l
  • Territory: hilly
  • Population: about 2300 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 83030
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0825
  • Patron Saint: St. Faustino
  • Frazioni & Localities: Dentecane, Pappaceci, Pietra, Sant'Angelo a Cancelli, Sant'Elena Irpina, Vertecchia.

What to see

  • The Medieval Tower, located in the highest point of the town, built in 1431 by Giacomo de Tocco. Around the Tower the first dwellings rose.
  • The parish church of the 18th century
  • The church of St. Paolo (1800) situated in the center of Dentecane.

Where to stay

Events and Festivities

  • A Cinema Festival is held in September

History

The toponym is of uncertain etymology, the first part clearly refers to the rocky feature of the territory, while "Fusi" might be a contraction of "Fusuli", the citizens of nearby Montefusco. The origins of the town are medieval and it was a fiefdom of many noble families such as the De Souzi, the De Tocco and the Acquaviva, but was also governed for a long time by the Santa Casa dell'Annunziata of Naples. The Jesuits remember the town because one of their generals, Claudio Acquaviva d'Aragona was according to some sources born here (or in Atri, Abruzzo).