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Carbonara di Nola, Province of Napoli, Campania

Located 31 km east of Naples, at the foot of Mount Sarno, along the border with the province of Avellino, it is a small centre with a typical medieval atmosphere, and forms a single urban area with nearby Domicella.

Info

  • Altitude: 170 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 2400 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 80030
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 081
  • Patron Saint: Saints Cosma and Damian, celebrated on 26 September
  • Frazioni & Localities: Battaglia.

History

The name derives from the centuries-old tradition of producing charcoal; its origins are definitely traced to the Roman period of rule, even if there are traces of a previous Oscan settlement. In the Middle Ages it was under the Orsini, Tolfa and Pignatelli families.

What to see

  • The 16th-century church of the Annunziata, preserving inside a beautiful painted panel by Marco Mele, representing "The Annunciation".
  • The church of St. Anna if the 20th century.
  • The remains of the 18th-century church of Beata Vergine dei Sette Dolori (Our Lady of Seven Sorrows), damaged by the 1980 earthquake.
  • The parish church of Saints Cosma and Damiano, a Romanesque building with three naves, built on a pagan temple, with a bell tower which was probably an ancient watchtower of Lombard origin.

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