Casal Velino

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Casal Velino
Comune di Casal Velino
Coat of arms of Casal Velino
Coat of arms
Casal Velino within the Province of Salerno
Casal Velino within the Province of Salerno
Location of Casal Velino
Casal Velino is located in Italy
Casal Velino
Casal Velino
Location of Casal Velino in Italy
Casal Velino is located in Campania
Casal Velino
Casal Velino
Casal Velino (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°11′20.4″N 15°06′37.3″E / 40.189000°N 15.110361°E / 40.189000; 15.110361
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniAcquavella, Bivio Acquavella, Marina di Casalvelino, Vallo Scalo, Verduzio (Fornari)
 • MayorSilvia Pisapia
 • Total31.71 km2 (12.24 sq mi)
170 m (560 ft)
 (31 May 2017)[3]
 • Total5,252
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84040, 84050
Dialing code0974
Patron saintSt. Blaise
Saint dayFebruary 3
WebsiteOfficial website

Casal Velino, also spelled Casalvelino, is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.


The village, first mentioned in the 11th century, was named Casalicchio until 1893. It was renamed Casal Velino in homage to the ancient and nearby town of Velia, whose male demonym is "Velino".[4]


Casal Velino is a hill town located in Cilento and included into its national park, located some km from the Ancient Greek city of Velia.

The municipality borders with Ascea, Castelnuovo Cilento, Omignano, Pollica, Salento and Stella Cilento.[5] It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Acquavella, Bivio Acquavella, Marina di Casalvelino, Vallo Scalo (shared with Castelnuovo Cilento) and Verduzio.


Casal Velino station, part of Naples-Reggio Calabria line and out of service, is located in the village of Velina (formerly Casalvelino Scalo), a frazione of Castelnuovo close to Bivio Acquavella. Another station, Vallo della Lucania-Castelnuovo, is located in Vallo Scalo and is also served by long-distance trains.

The port of Marina di Casalvelino is served by the hydrofoil's line MM6W Naples-Sorrento-Marina di Camerota, part of a local passenger ferry network named Metrò del Mare.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  4. ^ (in Italian) Brief history of Casal Velino
  5. ^ 40329 (x a j h) Casal Velino on OpenStreetMap
  6. ^ (in Italian) Timetables of "Metrò del Mare" line MM6W

External links[edit]

Media related to Casal Velino at Wikimedia Commons