Bellosguardo

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Bellosguardo
Comune
Comune di Bellosguardo
Bellosguardo within the Province of Salerno
Bellosguardo within the Province of Salerno
Bellosguardo is located in Italy
Bellosguardo
Bellosguardo
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)
Area
 • 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.

History[edit]

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".

Geography[edit]

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

Gastronomy[edit]

Typical dishes:

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

References[edit]

  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