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Comune di Sapri
Sapri's bay
Sapri's bay
Sapri within the Province of Salerno
Sapri within the Province of Salerno
Sapri is located in Italy
Location of Sapri in Italy
Coordinates: 40°4′N 15°38′E / 40.067°N 15.633°E / 40.067; 15.633Coordinates: 40°4′N 15°38′E / 40.067°N 15.633°E / 40.067; 15.633
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Timpone
 • Mayor Giuseppe Del Medico (since May 2012)
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (31 May 2008)
 • Total 7,105
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym Sapresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84073
Dialing code 0973
Patron saint St. Vito
Saint day June 15
Website Official website

Sapri is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It is one of the southernmost towns of the region of Cilento and its population is 7,105.[1]


It was here in June–July 1857 that the republican revolutionary Carlo Pisacane brought the Sapri expedition. Pisacane and about 300 of his companions were killed in the suppression of the expedition.


The town is a port on Tyrrhenian Sea, located in the southern part of Campania, close to the border with Basilicata. The town is far 10 km from Maratea (PZ), 8 km from Policastro Bussentino and almost 100 km from Salerno.

Twin towns[edit]

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  1. ^ (Italian) Source: ISTAT 2008

External links[edit]

Media related to Sapri at Wikimedia Commons