Bellosguardo

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For the quarter of the city of Florence, in Italy, see Bellosguardo (Florence).
Bellosguardo
Comune
Comune di Bellosguardo
Panoramic view from "Piazza XX Settembre"
Panoramic view from "Piazza XX Settembre"
Bellosguardo within the Province of Salerno
Bellosguardo within the Province of Salerno
Bellosguardo is located in Italy
Bellosguardo
Bellosguardo
Location of Bellosguardo in Italy
Coordinates: 40°25′21.85″N 15°18′46.95″E / 40.4227361°N 15.3130417°E / 40.4227361; 15.3130417Coordinates: 40°25′21.85″N 15°18′46.95″E / 40.4227361°N 15.3130417°E / 40.4227361; 15.3130417
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Area
 • Total 16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 559 m (1,834 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 853
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bellosguardesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84020
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint San Michele
Saint day 29 September
Website Official website

Bellosguardo is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. As of 2011 its population was of 853.[1]

History[edit]

Meaning of the name[edit]

The word "Bellosguardo" is made up of 2 parts: the first is "Bello" that means "beautiful, pretty"; the second "Sguardo" whose meaning is "view, landscape". In the past, the town was also called "Belrisguardo".

Geography[edit]

Bellosguardo is located in Cilento and is part of its national park. It borders with the municipalities of Aquara, Felitto, Laurino, Ottati, Roscigno and Sant'Angelo a Fasanella.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

  • St. Michael the Arcangel's Church
  • Forest Macchia
  • St. Maria's convent
  • Salvo D'Acquisto's square

Gastronomy[edit]

Typical dishes:

  • Sfogliatella bellosguardese
  • Tortanetto
  • Cicci ammaritati
  • Bucatini ammullicati
  • Coniglio 'mbuttunat

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ 40488 (x a j h) Bellosguardo on OpenStreetMap

External links[edit]