Faicchio

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Faicchio
Comune
Comune di Faicchio
Faicchio (12).JPG
Faicchio is located in Italy
Faicchio
Faicchio
Location of Faicchio in Italy
Coordinates: 41°17′N 14°29′E / 41.283°N 14.483°E / 41.283; 14.483Coordinates: 41°17′N 14°29′E / 41.283°N 14.483°E / 41.283; 14.483
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Benevento (BN)
Government
 • Mayor Nino Lombardi
Area
 • Total 43.9 km2 (16.9 sq mi)
Elevation 175 m (574 ft)
Population (1 January 2015)[1]
 • Total 3,684
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Faicchiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 82030
Dialing code 0824
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day Last Sunday in August
Website Official website

Faicchio is a small village in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 50 km northeast of Naples and about 30 km northwest of Benevento.

Faicchio borders the following villages: Cusano Mutri, Gioia Sannitica, Puglianello, Ruviano, San Lorenzello, San Salvatore Telesino.

History[edit]

Going back to the 15th century and subsequently reconstructed Castelo Ducale it is situated in Piazza Roma, in the centre of the town, The Lombards (VII - X century . AD ) held the castle. After the Lombard rule the Normans ruled Faicchio and its surroundings. At that time the Castle was built or rebuilt in 1135 by Sanframondo , new masters of the place. 

During 1300, the castle was restored and expanded upon.  Sanframondo, put the castle on for sale.  In 1337 , it came into the hands of the family Monsorio until 1520 . Monsorio, with the air of the early Renaissance, Faicchio entered into an era of fifteenth-century architecture.

In 1612 Neapolitan Gabriele De Martino restored the castle to what can be seen today. Another final restoration occurred in 1962. The building is shaped like an irregular polygon whose sides are connected together by three towers . The structure recalls the famous "big brother" of Naples, namely the Angevin . The towers , in fact , albeit in low proportions , are based on a truncated conical bases such as the castle in Naples.

The convent of San Pasquale sits above Faicchio. The convent and church of San Salvatore Saviour dates back to 1589 and consisted of five altars. The monastery has also hosted in past years, a recovery house for drug addicts.  There is a valuable library containing migliaglia volumes.

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.