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Comune di Montella Avellino
Montella ai piedi dei monti.jpg
Montella(Av)Italia is located in Italy
Location of Montella(Av)Italia in Italy
Coordinates: 40°51′N 15°1′E / 40.850°N 15.017°E / 40.850; 15.017Coordinates: 40°51′N 15°1′E / 40.850°N 15.017°E / 40.850; 15.017
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
 • Total 82.86 km2 (31.99 sq mi)
Elevation 546 m (1,791 ft)
Population (1 January 2012)
 • Total 7,864
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83048
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint St. Rocco
Saint day 16 September
Website Official website

Montella is an Italian town and comune (municipality) in the province of Avellino, Campania, with a population of 8,013. The zone was inhabited already in the neolithic period. The town was born like Samnites' village in the 1st millennium BC, to become a municipality of the Roman empire and a town under the Longobards.

Montella et gelidi valete fontes/ et silvae et nemore alta castanetis[1]

—Giano Anisio, 1540 ca.


Montella with snow

Giovanni Palatucci, honored by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in 1990 as one of the Righteous Among the Nations, who saved more than 5000 Jews during World War II, was born here.

Italian singer Aurelio Fierro was born here. Basketball coach Geno Auriemma, a member of both the Naismith Memorial and Women's Basketball Halls of Fame, was also born in the commune, although he emigrated with his family to the United States at age 7. Grandparents of Maria Bello moreover came from Montella.

It is also known around the world for its Latin speaking community centered around Accademia Vivarium Novum. From 1990-2009 Latinists from around the world have congregated around Luigi Miraglia and other less notable teachers.

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  1. ^ "Montella tra note e immagini", Salvatore Moscariello, pag. 44

External links[edit]

Media related to Montella at Wikimedia Commons