San Valentino Torio

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Comune di San Valentino Torio
Comune
SVT Villa.jpg
Coat of arms of Comune di San Valentino Torio
Coat of arms
Comune di San Valentino Torio is located in Italy
Comune di San Valentino Torio
Comune di San Valentino Torio
Location of Comune di San Valentino Torio in Italy
Coordinates: 40°47′N 14°36′E / 40.783°N 14.600°E / 40.783; 14.600
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Casatori, Sciulia
Government
 • Mayor Felice Luminiello (Democratic Party (Italy))
Area
 • Total 9 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 10,313
 • Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84010
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. Valentine
Saint day 14 February
Website Official website

San Valentino Torio is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. San Valentino Torio is situated in the northern part of the province, not far from the Mount Vesuvius, in the Sarno river valley.

San Valentino Torio occupies a predominantly agricultural area with cultivation of the typical vegetables of the region, such as the San Marzano tomato.

History[edit]

A monument to the Italian resistance movement in San Valentino Torio.

The first traces of human presence in the southern Campanian plain date from the 9th–6th centuries BC, including a necropolis with 1400 sepultures, attributed to the Sarrastri tribe. The territory was invaded by the Samnites in 421 BC.

The earliest mention of San Valentino (as Balentino) is from an 868 AD document, preserved in the Trinità della Cava abbey. Its territory was held by the Del Balzo and Capece Minutolo families until the abolition of feudalism in 1806. It assumed the current denomination after the unification of Italy, in 1861.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from Istat