Montecorvino Rovella

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Montecorvino Rovella
Comune
Comune di Montecorvino Rovella
Montecorvino Rovella.jpg
Coat of arms of Montecorvino Rovella
Coat of arms
Montecorvino Rovella within the  Province of Salerno and Campania
Montecorvino Rovella within the
Province of Salerno and Campania
Montecorvino Rovella is located in Italy
Montecorvino Rovella
Montecorvino Rovella
Location of Montecorvino Rovella in Italy
Coordinates: 40°41′45.3″N 14°58′31.6″E / 40.695917°N 14.975444°E / 40.695917; 14.975444Coordinates: 40°41′45.3″N 14°58′31.6″E / 40.695917°N 14.975444°E / 40.695917; 14.975444
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Chiarelli, Cornea, Ferrari, Gauro, Macchia, Marangi, Martorano, Molenadi (Sant'Eustachio), Nuvola, Occiano, San Lazzaro, San Martino, Votraci
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe D'Aiutolo
Area
 • Total 42 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation 220 m (720 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 12,553
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montecorvinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84096 (communal seat), 84090 (frazioni)
Dialing code 089
Patron saint Sts. Peter and Paul
Saint day 29 June
Website Official website

Montecorvino Rovella is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. As of 2011 its population was of 12,553.[1]

History[edit]

The origins of Montecorvino started in 269 BC, when the Romans defeated the Picentes from the Adriatic Coast and founded a colony transplanting them forcedly in Campania, in the town of Picenza. After a rebellion in 89 BC, and the subsequent Roman victory, the Picentini survivors were forced to not rebuild a single town, but a series of villages, easily controllable in case of further riots. One of them was Montecorvino (Mons Corvinus).[2] Until 1820 it included the village of Pugliano and, until 1990, the frazione of Bellizzi.

Geography[edit]

Montecorvino is a hilltown surrounded by the Picentini mountain range, included into the Monti Picentini Regional Park. It borders with the municipalities of Acerno, Battipaglia, Bellizzi, Giffoni Valle Piana, Montecorvino Pugliano and Olevano sul Tusciano.[3]

It includes the hamlets (frazioni) of Chiarelli, Cornea, Ferrari, Gauro, Macchia, Marangi, Martorano, Molenadi (Sant'Eustachio), Nuvola, Occiano, San Lazzaro, San Martino and Votraci. Other localities, mainly composed by some scattered farmhouses, are Aiello, Annunziata, Arpignano, Cannito Pezze, Faitano, Incassata, Pezze, Pianella, San Filippo, San Lorenzo, San Luca, San Pietro, Temponi and Valle Sant'Andrea.

Demographics[edit]

Transport[edit]

The town is served by the state highway SS164 and by several provincial roads. Nearest motorway exit (12 km south) is "Montecorvino Pugliano" on the A3. Nearest railway station (11 km south) is "Montecorvino-Bellizzi", originally named only "Montecorvino Rovella", located in the town and former frazione of Bellizzi. Montecorvino is also 15 km north of Salerno-Pontecagnano Airport.

Personalities[edit]

  • John of Montecorvino (1247-1328), Franciscan missionary
  • Luca Gaurico (1475-1558), astrologer, astronomer and mathematician
  • Robert Picardo (b. 1953), American actor and singer with Italian heritage, with his father's family originating from Montecorvino and his mother's parents originally from Bomba, in Abruzzo.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ (Italian) History of Montecorvino Rovella
  3. ^ 40662 (x a j h) Montecorvino Rovella on OpenStreetMap
  4. ^ Robert Picardo ("The Doctor" - VOY) at the Wayback Machine (archived June 30, 2008)
  5. ^ (Italian) Robert Picardo visits his ancestors in Montecorvino

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