Agropoli, Province of Salerno, Campania
- Population: about 21,800 inhabitants in 2017
- Zip/postal code: 84043
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0974
- Demonym: agropolitani or agropolesi
- Patron Saint: Saints Peter and Paul, celebrated on 29 June
- Frazioni & Localities: Campanina, Cannetiello, Destre, Fonte Saraceno, Frascinelle, Fuonti, Iscalonga, La Vecchia, Madonna del Carmine, Mancone, Marettima, Marrota, Mattine, Monaci, Moio, Mutalipassi, Palombe, Piaggese, Picone, Piscone, Ponti Rossi, Principe, San Biagio, San Marco, Serra, Streppina, Tarullo, Torre, Torretta, Trentova, Ventre.
History - Antiquity
History - the Middle Ages
In 882 the town fell to the Saracens, who turned it into a powerful stronghold; from there they set out to plunder the surrounding areas, until in 915 AD they were defeated and Agropoli returned under the jurisdiction of the bishops who ruled until the early 15th century.
In 1412, Pope Gregory XII granted the feudal territories of Agropoli and Castellabate to King Ladislaw of Durazzo. In 1436, King Alphonse of Aragon granted the fiefdoms of Agropoli and Castellabate to Giovanni Sanseverino Baron of Cilento. In 1445 the Numerazione dei Fuochi recorded total 202 families.
History - Modern Times
During the 19th century, Agropoli began to expand outside the medieval walls, but the old town has remained intact, together with most of the surrounding defensive walls and the 7th-century entrance gate.
What to see
- The Angevin-Aragonese castle, which was built on the 6th century Byzantine foundations, still stands on top of the promontory.
- The coastal tower of San Francesco (16th century), west of the modern tourist harbour on a small promontory.