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Comune di Bellosguardo
Bellosguardo within the Province of Salerno
Bellosguardo within the Province of Salerno
Bellosguardo is located in Italy
Location of Bellosguardo in Italy
Coordinates: 40°25′N 15°19′E / 40.417°N 15.317°E / 40.417; 15.317Coordinates: 40°25′N 15°19′E / 40.417°N 15.317°E / 40.417; 15.317
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
 • Total 16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 559 m (1,834 ft)
Population (1 May 2009)[1]
 • Total 882
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym Bellosguardesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84020
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint San Michele
Saint day 29 September
Website Official website

Bellosguardo is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy, not to be confused with Bellosguardo (Florence) it:Bellosguardo (Firenze), which is where Galileo Galilei lived, near Florence.


The meaning of the name[edit]

The word "Bellosguardo" is made up of 2 parts: the first is "Bello" that means "beautiful, pretty"; the second "Sguardo" whose meaning is "view, landscape". In the past, the town was also called "Belrisguardo".


Bellosguardo is located in Cilento and borders with the municipalities of Aquara, Felitto, Laurino, Ottati, Roscigno and Sant'Angelo a Fasanella.

Places of interest[edit]

  • St. Michael the Arcangel's Church
  • Forest Macchia
  • St. Maria's convent
  • Salvo D'Acquisto's square


Typical dishes:

  • Sfogliatella bellosguardese
  • Tortanetto
  • Cicci ammaritati
  • Bucatini ammullicati
  • Coniglio 'mbuttunat


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat); Dati Istat - Popolazione residente all 1 May 2009

External links[edit]

Media related to Bellosguardo at Wikimedia Commons