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|Comune di Lauria|
|• Total||175 km2 (68 sq mi)|
|Elevation||430 m (1,410 ft)|
|Population (December 31, 2004)|
|• Density||79/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Bl. Domenico Lentini|
|Saint day||February 25|
It is a walled town on the steep side of a hill with another portion in the plain below.
The original nucleus of the city appeared probably in the 10th century, near the place where later the Sanctuary of Madonna dell'Armo was edificated. The Castle, later attributed to Roger of Lauria, was built by Saracens. In the 12th century Lauria was the seat of a Norman fief, which was held by Gibel and then by his son Richard of Lauria, who died in the battle of Benevento on 1266.
His son Roger of Lauria was a famous admiral of the 13th century.
- The remains of the Castle (13th century)
- The Sanctuary of the Assunta
- The Mother Church of St. Nicholas
- The church of St. James (15th century)
- The Convent of Immacolata (16th century), with a noteworthy cloister
Acqua delle Donne, Alte Coste, Borgo Seluci, Bivio Seluci, Canicella, Cavallo, Cerase, Cesinelle, Cogliandrino, Gremile, Galdo, Fabbricato, Iacoia, Iacoia di Sotto, Madonna del Carmine, Malfitano, Mazzarella, Melara - Ovo della Vacca, Montegaldo, Pecorone, Piano Cataldo, Piano della Menta, Piano Focara, Pietraferrata, Piscitella, Prestieri, Rosa, Rosa di Sotto, Rosa Molino, Santa Barbara, Santa Filomena, San Giuseppe, Santa Lucia, Seluci, Serino, Seta, Taverna del Postiere, Timparossa, Timpone di Seluci.
- Roger of Lauria - admiral
- Rocco Papaleo - actor, film director and singer
- Giovanni Pittella - politician
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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