Conca dei Marini

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Conca dei Marini
Comune
Comune di Conca dei Marini
The marina at Conca dei Marini
The marina at Conca dei Marini
Coat of arms of Conca dei Marini
Coat of arms
Conca dei Marini is located in Italy
Conca dei Marini
Conca dei Marini
Location of Conca dei Marini in Italy
Coordinates: 40°37′N 14°34′E / 40.617°N 14.567°E / 40.617; 14.567
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno
Government
 • Mayor Gaetano Frate
Area
 • Total 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 739
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym Conchesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84010
Dialing code 089
Patron saint Saint Anthony of Padua
Saint day June 13
Website Official website

Conca dei Marini is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It is situated on a hill close to the coast and between Amalfi and Furore.

It was perhaps founded by the Tyrrhenians with the name of Cossa, and was conquered by the Romans in 272 BC. In the Middle Ages, it was a trading base of the Republic of Amalfi. In 1543 it was sacked by Turkish pirates. The port maintained a certain degree of trades until the 19th century, and was also the seat of a tonnara until 1956.

Main sights[edit]

  • Grotta dello Smeraldo, a karst sea cave
  • Church of St. John the Baptist or of St. Anthony of Padua
  • Church of Santa Maria di Grado
  • Capo Conca Tower, a 16th-century sea watchtower
  • Church of St. Pancratius Martyr

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat

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