Buccino

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Buccino
Comune
Comune di Buccino
Buccino il castello.jpg
Buccino within the Province of Salerno
Buccino within the Province of Salerno
Buccino is located in Italy
Buccino
Buccino
Location of Buccino in Italy
Coordinates: 40°38′N 15°23′E / 40.633°N 15.383°E / 40.633; 15.383Coordinates: 40°38′N 15°23′E / 40.633°N 15.383°E / 40.633; 15.383
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Buccino Scalo, Pianelle, San Giovanni, Teglia, Temponi, Tufariello
Area
 • Total 65.48 km2 (25.28 sq mi)
Elevation 663 m (2,175 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 5,555
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym Buccinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84021
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint Santa Maria Immacolata
Saint day Prima domenica di Luglio
Website Official website

Buccino is a town and comune in Campania in Italy, in the province of Salerno, located about 700 m above sea level.

Geography[edit]

The municipaliy borders with Auletta, Colliano, Palomonte, Romagnano al Monte, Salvitelle, San Gregorio Magno and Sicignano degli Alburni. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Buccino Scalo, Pianelle, San Giovanni, Teglia, Temponi and Tufariello.

History[edit]

In Roman times, the town was known as Volcei. It was the chief town of the independent tribe of the Volceiani, Vulcientes or Volcentani, whose territory was bounded north by that of the Hirpini, west and south by Lucania and east by the territory of Venusia. Some pre-Roman ruins still exist.[1] It became a municipium, and in 323 CE had an extensive territory attached to it, including the town of Numistro, the large Cyclopean walls of which may still be seen, 35 km below Muro Lucano.[2]

Main sights[edit]

Below the town is a well-preserved Roman bridge over the Tanagro river.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Notizie degli scavi, 1884, 115
  2. ^ a b Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Volcei". Encyclopædia Britannica 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 192.  This cites G. Patroni in Notizie degli scavi (1897), 183.

External links[edit]

Media related to Buccino at Wikimedia Commons