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Sant'Angelo a Scala, Province of Avellino, Campania

Included in the Mountain Community Partenio-Vallo di Lauro, Sant'Angelo is mainly an agricultural center, in a green landscape of chestnut and hazelnut forests.

Info

  • Altitude: 560 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 730 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 83010
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 081
  • Demonym: santangiolesi
  • Patron Saint: St. Michele Arcangelo celebrated on 29 September.

History

The territory was already inhabited in Roman times, as evidenced by the existence of the late-Roman city of Ascula (from which the toponym "a Scala"), recently discovered in Malfedana, and then to the Longobard church of San Michele in a cave later occupied by a small abbey dedicated to San Silvestro Pope.

Sant'Angelo is known for being the birthplace of Pope Paul IV, of the noble Carafa family, who ordered the construction, in the mid-1500s, the monastery of the Incoronata.

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