Giffoni Valle Piana
|Giffoni Valle Piana|
|Comune di Giffoni Valle Piana|
Giffoni Valle Piana within the
Province of Salerno and Campania
|Province / Metropolitan city||Salerno (SA)|
|Frazioni||Mercato (communal seat), Catelde,
Chiaravallisi, Chieve, Curti, Curticelle, Ornito, San Giovanni, Santa Caterina,
Santa Maria a Vico, Sardone,
Sovvieco, Terravecchia, Vassi
|• Mayor||Paolo Russomando|
|• Total||87 km2 (34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||196 m (643 ft)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Economy is mostly based on agriculture, with the presence of a small number of light industries and services firms.
Giffoni area was the seat of the ancient town of Picenza, which was destroyed two times by the Romans in the course of their conquest of southern Italy.
The town is situated in a hill zone by the Picentini mountains. The municipality is extended from the urban and industrial area between Salerno and Pontecagnano to the mountain range at the borders with the Province of Avellino. It borders with the municipalities of Acerno, Calvanico, Giffoni Sei Casali, Montecorvino Pugliano, Montecorvino Rovella, Montella, Pontecagnano Faiano, Salerno, San Cipriano Picentino and Serino.
Giffoni is divided into 14 frazioni and Mercato, commonly also identified simply as Giffoni Valle Piana, is the administrative seat. The other parisehs are Catelde, Chiaravallisi, Chieve, Curti, Curticelle, Ornito, San Giovanni, Santa Caterina, Santa Maria a Vico, Sardone, Sovvieco, Terravecchia and Vassi.
Giffoni Film Festival
From 1971 the town hosts the biggest international children's film festival of the world.
People from Giffoni Valle Piana
- Pierpaolo Cavaliero Juror Giffoni Experience from 2009, in progress
- Claudio Gubitosi Founder and Director of Giffoni Experience
Media related to Giffoni Valle Piana at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Italian)
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