Baronissi

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Baronissi
Comune
Comune di Baronissi
Panoramic view of Baronissi
Panoramic view of Baronissi
Coat of arms of Baronissi
Coat of arms
Baronissi within the Province of Salerno and Campania
Baronissi within the Province of Salerno and Campania
Baronissi is located in Italy
Baronissi
Baronissi
Location of Baronissi in Italy
Coordinates: 40°44′46.4″N 14°46′13.7″E / 40.746222°N 14.770472°E / 40.746222; 14.770472Coordinates: 40°44′46.4″N 14°46′13.7″E / 40.746222°N 14.770472°E / 40.746222; 14.770472
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Acquamela, Aiello, Antessano, Capo Saragnano, Caprecano, Casal Barone, Casal Siniscalco, Fusara, Orignano, Saragnano, Sava
Government
 • Mayor Gianfranco Valiante
(since June 2014)
Area
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 260 m (850 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 16,790
 • Density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Baroniensi or Baronissesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84081
Dialing code 089
Patron saint St. Francis of Assisi
Saint day 4 October
Website Official website

Baronissi is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It is home to a campus of the University of Salerno.

History[edit]

The town develops from the original old area named Casali.

Geography[edit]

The town is situated 7 km north of Salerno and it is 35 km from Avellino. The bordering municipalities are Castiglione del Genovesi, Cava de' Tirreni, Fisciano, Mercato San Severino, Pellezzano and Salerno.[2]

Its 11 hamlets (frazioni) are Acquamela, Aiello, Antessano, Capo Saragnano, Caprecano, Casal Barone, Casal Siniscalco, Fusara, Orignano, Saragnano, Sava (the most populated one).

Demographics[edit]

Main sights[edit]

  • Convent of the Holy Trinity, 13th century
  • Villa Farina, 19th century
  • Roman villa of Sava, 1st century AD[3]
  • Church of the Holy Savior, in Saragnano

Transport[edit]

The municipality has two train stations (Baronissi, in town's center, and Acquamela, in the homonym village), both on the line Salermo-Mercato San Severino. It is also served by the motorway RA 2 Salerno-Avellino, at the exits "Baronissi Sud" and "Lancusi-Baronissi Nord".[2]

Personalities[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ a b 40722 (x a j h) Baronissi on OpenStreetMap
  3. ^ (Italian) The frazioni of Baronissi: info and history
  4. ^ (Italian) Article on the Corriere della Sera
  5. ^ (Italian) Article on casadellapoesia.org
  6. ^ (Italian) Tenth anniversary of the twinnage with Portes-lès-Valence (Comune of Baronissi)]
  7. ^ (French) The twinnage with Baronissi (Commune of Porte-lès-Valence)

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