Cannalonga, Province of Salerno, Campania
- Population: about 1040 inhabitants in 2018
- Zip/postal code: 84040
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0974
- Demonym: cannalonghesi
- Patron Saint: San Turibio de Mogrovejo, celebrated on 23 March.
The valley where the settlement rose in the 9th century AD was ideal from the climatic and strategic point of view, protected by the fortresses of Civitella and Novi Velia. Thanks to these favourable conditions a flourishing market of goods and livestock developed, originally called the "Mercato di Santa Lucia", which in the centuries grew in importance and enriched Cannalonga economically and politically. The Fair was repeated every year in December, and has reached our day, though it is currently held on the Saturday before the second Sunday in September, with the name of Fiera della Frecagnola (which is a typical goat meat stew).
What to see
- The Palazzo Ducale which belonged to the family of the Dukes of Cannalonga, the Falletti and later the Mogrovejo family, descendants of St. Turibio de Mogrovejo, who is the patron saint of Cannalonga; the palace still belongs to the family of the Mogrovejo-Romano dukes. Saint Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo (16 November 1538 - 23 March 1606), born in Spain, served as the Archbishop of Lima, Peru, and supported the rights of the native people.