LogoLogo

Pratola Serra, Province of Avellino, Campania

Located on the hills in the valley of the river Sabato, the municipality consists of two separate settlements. Serra di Pratola is the oldest part, and developed on a hill around the medieval castle, while the residential Pratola rose on the right bank of the river Sabato, along an ancient road (today province road 371) connecting the area of Avellino to Puglia.

Info

  • Altitude: 280 m a.s.l
  • Territory: hilly
  • Population: about 3800 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 83039
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0825
  • Patron Saint: Madonna Addolorata celebrated on the 1st Sunday in September
  • Frazioni & Localities: Acquaviva, Cocciacavallo, Nocione, Ponte Sabato, San Michele di Pratola, Saudelle, Scoppole, Serra di Pratola.

Where to stay

History

The territory was inhabited since prehistoric times as shown by the many archaeological finds. In the Middle Ages the settlement belonged to several families, and at the end of the 16th century it was acquired by the Tocco of Montemiletto, who had the title until the abolition of feudalism in 1806. The present center was born in 1812 from the union of the municipalities of Pratola and the castle of Serra.

During the Second World War there were many civilian and military victims. In the late 20th century the area, which already had a remarkable industrial past thanks to a paper mill operating until 1953, was chosen by a joint venture Alfa Romeo-Nissan, after the failure of which Fiat installed a plant for the production of automotive engines.