Roscigno

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Roscigno
Comune
Comune di Roscigno
The church of Roscigno Vecchia
The church of Roscigno Vecchia
Coat of arms of Roscigno
Coat of arms
Roscigno is located in Italy
Roscigno
Roscigno
Location of Roscigno in Italy
Coordinates: 40°24′N 15°21′E / 40.400°N 15.350°E / 40.400; 15.350
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Government
 • Mayor Luca Iannuzzi
Area
 • Total 14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 570 m (1,870 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 859
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym Roscignoli
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84020
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint St. Roch
Saint day 16 August
Website Official website

Roscigno is a small town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It is on the slope of Monte Pruno.

Geography[edit]

Roscigno is situated in the central area of Cilento. It is within Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park and the Cilento World Heritage Site.

The town is divided in Roscigno Nuova (New Roscigno, simply referred as Roscigno), the new settlement built after a landslide at the old settlement; now named Roscigno Vecchia (Old Roscigno), distant 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from the "new town".

Main sights[edit]

Roscigno Vecchia[edit]

Roscigno Vecchia (Old Roscigno, also named Roscigno Vecchio) is an example of a 19th-century rural town developed around a central square and a church unmodified by modern architectural or infrastructural changes.

It has been completely abandoned since the early 20th century, when the population moved to Roscigno Nuovo due to a landslide. Now open for tourism, the ghost town was declared an eco museum [2] in the early 21st century. Nearby, and also in the province of Salerno, there is another example of ghost town: the old village of Romagnano al Monte.

Monte Pruno[edit]

Some 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) outside the town is the archaeological site on Monte Pruno, a settlement of the Oenotrians and the Lucani (7th-3rd centuries BC).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from Istat
  2. ^ (Italian) Info on roscignovecchia.it

External links[edit]