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|Comune di Montella Avellino|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Avellino (AV)|
|• Total||82.86 km2 (31.99 sq mi)|
|Elevation||546 m (1,791 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2012)|
|• Density||95/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Rocco|
|Saint day||16 September|
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— Giano Anisio, 1540 ca.
Italian singer Aurelio Fierro was born in the town. 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. The grandparents of American actressMaria Bello came from Montella. Also born in Montella was Leonarda Cianciulli, the serial killer later known as the "Soapmaker of Correggio".
- "Montella tra note e immagini", Salvatore Moscariello, pag. 44
Media related to Montella at Wikimedia Commons
- (Italian) Montella official website
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