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Sturno, Province of Avellino, Campania

The municipality is located in a hilly area in the Ufita valley, and extends from the slopes of Mount Frigento to the river Ufita.
The area was inhabited since Roman times and is characterized by intensely cultivated farmland, with very active farms which breed also sheep and goats.

Info

  • Altitude: 652 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 3000 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 83055
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0825
  • Demonym: sturnesi
  • Patron Saint: St. Domenico of Guzmán celebrated on 8 August
  • Frazioni & Localities: Aia del Gallo, Crocevia, Torone.

History

Sturno was originally a fraction of Frigento called "Quasale". Later the small conglomerates developed into a real center that became a "comune" in 1810. In 1980 it was hit by the Irpinia earthquake that caused not only victims but also serious damages to the social fabric and the economy.

What to see

  • The Abbey of St. Michele, which preserves a 16th-century painting portraying St. Michael Archangel and the modern Chapel of Our Lady of the Snow.
  • The 18th-century Palazzo Grella, with a very elegant garden.
  • The church of St. Domenico of Guzmán, which dates back to the second half of 20th century.

Where to stay