Scala, Campania

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Scala
Comune
Comune di Scala
Scala viewed from Ravello
Scala viewed from Ravello
Scala is located in Italy
Scala
Scala
Location of Scala in Italy
Coordinates: 40°39′N 14°36′E / 40.650°N 14.600°E / 40.650; 14.600Coordinates: 40°39′N 14°36′E / 40.650°N 14.600°E / 40.650; 14.600
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni San Pietro, Santa Caterina, Campidoglio, Minuta, Pontone
Area
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,498
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym Scalesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84010
Dialing code 089
Patron saint St. Lawrence
Saint day August 10
Website Official website

Scala is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It is located on a rocky hill c. 400 m over the sea level and is part of the Amalfi Coast It has a main Square which has a café, restaurant, chemist, deli and others. There is also a very beautiful Church and a swimming pool not so far away. There are then sets of roads which go up the mountain and lead to the chestnut trees.

History[edit]

According to an ancient and unproven tradition, In 1210 the fate repeated with the troops of Otto IV and, in the late century, during the Sicilian Vespers.

Scala is the founding place of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer.

Main sights[edit]

Scala is divided into six different hamlets with precise identities: from north to south, Santa Caterina, Campoleone, Campidoglio, Scala, Minuta and Pontone. Attractions include:

  • Santa Caterina: Porta Urbana, church of Santa Caterina, chapels of St. Paul and Santa Maria della Porta
  • Campoleone: church of San Pietro, in Angevine-Gothic style.
  • Campidoglio: church of San Giovanni Battista, with a Moresque bell tower.
  • The Duomo of Scala, modified in Baroque times. It has maintained the medieval crypt, the Angevine sepulchre of Marinella Rufolo, and an episcopal mitre and a Crucifix from the 13th century. Also notable is the Bishops' Palace.
  • Minuta: Romanesque church of Annunziata
  • Pontone: church of San Giovanni Battista and the remains of the basilica of Sant'Eustachio.

Chestnuts[edit]

The town is famous for its cultivation of chestnuts. Every year, at the end of November, for two consecutive weekends, a Sagra delle Castagne (a chestnut festival) is held in the main square.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Scala at Wikimedia Commons