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Pietrastornina, Province of Avellino, Campania

The municipality is part of the mountain community Partenio - Vallo di Lauro, and its territory is largely included within the Regional Park of Partenio. Looming from the top of a rocky mountain is a Lombard castle where Renato D'Angiò found refuge.

Info

  • Altitude: 513 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 1500 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 83015
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0825
  • Patron Saint: St. Biagio celebrated on 3rd February
  • Frazioni & Localities: Cappella, Case Mabili, Case Ragucci, Case Rossi, Ciardelli Inferiore, Ciardelli Superiore, Due Strade, Furmo, Grastiello, Iuliani, Paradisi, Piantedosi, Sacconi, Salvatori, Sellitti, Starza.

History

It was a fiefdom of many noble families like the Filangieri, the Stendardo, the De Balzo, the Leonessa and the Carafa of Maddaloni. Donato Massa, a famous pottery artist, was born here in the 17th century; an annual national competition of ceramists is held every August in his honor.

What to see

  • The church of the Annunziata (18th century), with a lovely late-baroque façade, an artistic portal and tall bell tower.
  • The medieval castle, now an old ruin that over looks the town.
  • The church of the Rosario (18th century) with sacred images and statues of saints.

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