Gioi

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Gioi
Comune
Comune di Gioi
Gioi within the Province of Salerno
Gioi is located in Italy
Gioi
Gioi
Location of Gioi in Italy
Coordinates: 40°17′N 15°13′E / 40.283°N 15.217°E / 40.283; 15.217Coordinates: 40°17′N 15°13′E / 40.283°N 15.217°E / 40.283; 15.217
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Cardile
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 684 m (2,244 ft)
Population (1 April 2009)[1]
 • Total 1,385
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym Gioiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84056
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint San Nicola Madonna del Rosario
Saint day 19 August
Website Official website

Gioi is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.

History[edit]

The Comune of Gioi has a history that dates back well over 1000 years. The first permanent inhabitants may have been monks who settled there around the 11th century. The village was fortified in the 15th century, and parts of the fortifications still exist. The population peaked at about 18,000 in the mid 1500s before being decimated by a plague in 1556. A second plague occurred in 1645, after which the prosperity of the village went into long-term decline.[2]

Churches[edit]

La chiesa di San Eustachio

La chiesa di San Nicola

La chiesa di San Francisco

La capella Madonna della Porta

La capella Madonna dello Schito

La capella Madonna della Grazie

Palazzi[edit]

Palazzo Conti

Palazzo Ferri

Palazzo Reielli

Palazzo Salati

Notable people[edit]

Armando Salati (1884-1963), Italian Vice Consul to the United States

Giuseppe Salati (1847-1930), author of L'Antica Gioi[3]

Genealogy project[edit]

The Genetic Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano Project was established in 2000, and focuses on the populations of Campora, Gioi, and Cardile. Using village and church records, a pedigree of over 5000 individuals was created that spans 350 years.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat); Dati - Popolazione residente all'1/4/2009
  2. ^ L'Antica Gioi, Giuseppe Salati, 1911
  3. ^ Giuseppe Salati, L'Antica Gioi - Notizie Storiche, 1911, published by La Meridionale, Bari, Italy
  4. ^ Genetic Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano Project

External links[edit]

Media related to Gioi at Wikimedia Commons