Sorbo Serpico, Province of Avellino, Campania
- Altitude: 480 m a.s.l
- Population: about 600 inhabitants in 2018
- Zip/postal code: 83050
- Dialing Area Code: +39 081
- Demonym: sorbesi
- Patron Saint: St. Martino celebrated on 11 November.
A first settlement was probably established by the Romans after the social war, giving the lands of the "castrum" to veterans, during the 1st century BC. With the decline of the Roman empire, the area was abandoned and reclaimed by forests. Then, thanks to its strategic position, the Lombards built a castle on the site. In the Middle Ages the fiefdom belonged to the Gesualdo, the Galeota and the Della Marra families.
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What to see
- The parish Church of Santissimi Nomi di Gesù e Maria, better known as Our Lady of Snow, on the hill dominating the center, built at the beginning of the 18th century on a previous worship building.
- The ruins of the Mediaeval Castle, on the Serpico hill.
- The Brancaccio-Scarpa Palace, built in one with the neighboring Chapel of the SS. Annunziata in the early 17th century, by Don Nicola Maria Brancaccio - Prince of Ruffano.
- The Amatucci and Titomanlio palaces.
- The small 18th-century Church of the Annunziata
Where to stay
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