Celle di Bulgheria

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Celle di Bulgheria
Comune
Comune di Celle di Bulgheria
Panorama from the mount Bulgheria
Panorama from the mount Bulgheria
Celle within the Province of Salerno
Celle within the Province of Salerno
Celle di Bulgheria is located in Italy
Celle di Bulgheria
Celle di Bulgheria
Location of Celle di Bulgheria in Italy
Coordinates: 40°06′N 15°24′E / 40.100°N 15.400°E / 40.100; 15.400Coordinates: 40°06′N 15°24′E / 40.100°N 15.400°E / 40.100; 15.400
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Poderia
Area
 • Total 31 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation 234 m (768 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,968
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84040
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint Madonna della Neve
Saint day 5 August
Website Official website

Celle di Bulgheria, also shortened as Celle Bulgheria, 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 1,968.[1]

History[edit]

The town was named after the Bulgars who settled here in the early Middle Ages.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Celle Bulgheria is located in Southern Cilento, near the mount Bulgheria, and is part of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park. It borders with the municipalities of Camerota, Centola, Laurito, Montano Antilia and Roccagloriosa.[2] Its hamlet (frazione) is the nearby village of Poderia.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Main sights[edit]

  • De Luca Palace
  • Madonna della Neve (Our Lady of the Snow) church
  • Saint Sophia church, in Poderia
  • Mount Bulgheria

Transport[edit]

Celle di Bulgheria counts a railway station, Celle Bulgheria-Roccagloriosa, on the Naples-Salerno-Reggio Calabria railway line.

Crossed by the "Cilentana" highway Salerno-Sapri to the south, has the nearest exits at Poderia (west) and Roccagloriosa (east). Other provincial roads serving the municipality are:

  • SP 17/b "Bivio San Cataldo-Celle-Poderia-Mingardo Bridge"
  • SP 58 "SP 17 junction-Celle railway station"
  • SP 198 "SS 18 junction-Sant'Andrea-Palombara-SP 17 junction"
  • SP 209 "SP 17 junction (Poderia)-SP 58 junction (Celle)"
  • SP 430/c "Futani-Massicelle-Poderia"
  • SP 430/d "Roccagloriosa-Policastro Bussentino"

Personalities[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Old Town of Celle (1) 
Old Town of Celle (2) 
Our Lady of the Snow church (Madonna della Neve
Ancient church tower in the village of Poderia 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ 40261 (x a j h) Celle di Bulgheria on OpenStreetMap
  3. ^ 1253558258 Poderia on OpenStreetMap

External links[edit]