|Comune di Casaletto Spartano|
Casaletto Spartano within the Province of Salerno
|• Mayor||Giacomo Scannelli|
|• Total||86.57 km2 (33.42 sq mi)|
|Elevation||540 m (1,770 ft)|
|Population (28 February 2017)|
|• Density||16/km2 (42/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Nicholas of Bari|
|Saint day||13 May, 15 August, 8 September|
Located in southern Cilento, between the Cilentan Coast and the Vallo di Diano, Casaletto Spartano is a hilltown located in the middle of a large forest area part of Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park. Nearest settlements are Battaglia and Tortorella. The town is crossed by Bussentino, a tributary creek of Bussento river.
Other minor localities, at almost composed by few scattered farmhouses, are Affonnatora, Barbieri, Capello, Caravo, Castagna Grossa, Cerreta, Chiapponi, Conca, Fortino, Gioncoli, Marano, Mariolomeo, Melette, Monte Grosso, Pantanelle, Pie' dei Balzi, Serra dell'Edera, Sisamo, Valle Frassino, Vallennora, Vallonsecco and Varco delle Chiappe.
Most of the sights of Casaletto are represented by the natural environment of its territory. Some examples are the caves of Mariolomeo and Vottarino, its nature trails, the Capello Waterfall and others.
The municipality is crossed by the provincial road SP 16, linking Caselle in Pittari with Sapri, and by the SP 349, departing from Battaglia and arriving at Fortino, at the borders of Lagonegro municipality. In Fortino is also located "Casaletto Spartano-Battaglia" station, part of the closed Sicignano–Lagonegro railway.
- (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
- (in Italian) History of Casaletto Spartano (municipal website)
- 40282 Casaletto Spartano on OpenStreetMap
- (in Italian) Battaglia on italia.indettaglio.it
- (in Italian) The caves of Casaletto Spartano (municipal website)
- (in Italian) The natural trials of Casaletto Spartano (municipal website)
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