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Comune di Forino
Forino skyline
Forino is located in Italy
Location of Forino in Italy
Coordinates: 40°51′49″N 14°44′13″E / 40.86361°N 14.73694°E / 40.86361; 14.73694
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Castello, Celzi, Petruro
 • Mayor Pasquale Nunziata
 • Total 20.49 km2 (7.91 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 5,396
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Forinesi[2]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83020
Dialing code 0825
Patron saint San Nicola di Bari[2]
Saint day 6 December
Website Official website

Forino (Irpino: Furìnë) is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, southern Italy.


The town, located on a hillside between Salerno and Avellino, borders with the municipalities of Bracigliano (SA), Contrada, Monteforte Irpino, Montoro Inferiore, Moschiano and Quindici.

The municipality counts 3 hamlets (frazioni): Castello, Celzi and Petruro.[2]


On 8 May 663 AD the town was the scene of a battle between the Byzantine army of Constans II and the Lombard army of Romuald I of Benevento, son of Grimoald I and duke of Benevento. According to legend, St. Michael made an apparition in this battle on the side of the Lombards. After this crushing defeat, Constans retired to Naples and gave up his attempts to expel the Lombards from south Italy.[3]

Other sources tell that the battle took place at Calore River, where it joins with the river Volturno.


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