Gioi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gioi
Comune
Comune di Gioi
Gioi within the Province of Salerno
Gioi within the Province of Salerno
Gioi is located in Italy
Gioi
Gioi
Location of Gioi in Italy
Coordinates: 40°17′21.84″N 15°13′3.07″E / 40.2894000°N 15.2175194°E / 40.2894000; 15.2175194Coordinates: 40°17′21.84″N 15°13′3.07″E / 40.2894000°N 15.2175194°E / 40.2894000; 15.2175194
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Cardile
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 684 m (2,244 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 1,339
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym Gioiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84056
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint St. Nicholas, Our Lady of the Rosary
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. As of 2011 its population was of 1,339.[1]

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[citation needed] 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]

Geography[edit]

Located in the middle of Cilento, Gioi borders with the municipalities of Campora, Moio della Civitella, Orria, Salento, Stio and Vallo della Lucania. It counts a single hamlet (frazione), that is the village of Cardile, 6 km far from it.

Main sights[edit]

Churches
  • Church of Sant'Eustachio
  • Church of San Nicola
  • Church of San Francesco
  • Chapel of Madonna della Porta
  • Chapel of Madonna dello Schito
  • Chapel of Madonna della Grazie
Palaces
  • Palace Conti
  • Palace Ferri
  • Palace Reielli
  • Palace Salati

Demographics[edit]

Notable people[edit]

  • Leo de Berardinis (1940-2008), stage actor and theatre director
  • Armando Salati (1884-1963), 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. ^ a b Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ Giuseppe Salati, L'Antica Gioi, 1911
  3. ^ Giuseppe Salati, L'Antica Gioi - Historical informations, 1911, published by "La Meridionale", Bari, Italy
  4. ^ Genetic Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano Project

External links[edit]