|Comune di Grottaminarda|
View of Grottaminarda
Grottaminarda within the Province of Avellino
|Frazioni||Bosco, Carpignano, Ciavolone, Conduttiello, Feudo Cortesano, Filette, Ischia Cardone, Marmore, San Martino, San Pietro, Schivito, Tremolizzi|
|• Mayor||Angelo Cobino
(since May 26, 2014)
|• Total||28 km2 (11 sq mi)|
|Elevation||304 m (997 ft)|
|• Density||290/km2 (750/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Thomas|
This charming town is rich of art and history. Located at the intersection of important trade routes Regio Tratturo that has rendered the passage from the Tyrrhenian to the Adriatic shoreline easy. Since its origins the economy of the village was tied to the commerce with the populations of passage.
Grottaminarda borders with the municipalities of Ariano Irpino, Bonito, Flumeri, Fontanarosa, Frigento, Gesualdo, Melito Irpino and Mirabella Eclano. It counts the hamlets of Bosco, Carpignano, Ciavolone, Conduttiello, Feudo Cortesano, Filette, Ischia Cardone, Marmore, San Martino, San Pietro, Schivito and Tremolizzi.
Today, Grottaminarda's vibrant industrial district provides jobs for workers commuting from nearby cities. Many small and medium farms are present as well. The comune is a produce of torrone and salami. A large market, including vendors of fruit, vegetables, cheese, salami and a wide variety of household items is held every Monday. It is worthwhile to get there early as the market stall holders tend to pack up from around noon. An 1868 publication described it has having a population of 3500 and that the town is set on "rising ground in the midst of vineyards and corn-fields".
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