From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Comune di Pollica
Seaside of Pioppi in summer.
Seaside of Pioppi in summer.
Pollica within the Province of Salerno
Pollica within the Province of Salerno
Location of Pollica
Pollica is located in Italy
Location of Pollica in Italy
Pollica is located in Campania
Pollica (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°11′N 15°03′E / 40.183°N 15.050°E / 40.183; 15.050Coordinates: 40°11′N 15°03′E / 40.183°N 15.050°E / 40.183; 15.050
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniAcciaroli, Cannicchio, Celso, Galdo Cilento, Pioppi
 • MayorStefano Pisanu
 • Total28.17 km2 (10.88 sq mi)
280 m (920 ft)
 • Total2,363
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0974
Patron saintSan Nicola di Bari
Saint day-
WebsiteOfficial website

Pollica (Campanian: Poddeca) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Located 94 km from Salerno, the town rises to an elevation 370 meters from sea level.


The first mention of Pollica dates back to a legal document from 1113 in which Targisius II Sanseverino donated property to the Abbott of Cava. In the 13th century the town was owned by the Alemagna, who sold it to the Capano, a family originally from Rocca Cilento. The Capano, who held the noble title of princes, governed the town until 1795 when there were no heirs and the town became the property of the De Liguoro, who held it until 1806 (end of the feudal system).

In 1997 the town purchased the "Castello Capano" (Capano's Castle). The castle dates back to the 12th century, but the current configuration is mostly due to work completed in 1610 by Vincenzo Capano XV, Prince of Pollica. The large square tower, built on three levels, dominates the town.

In 2010, on 6 September, the mayor of Pollica Angelo Vassallo was killed.


Pollica borders with Casal Velino, San Mauro Cilento, Sessa Cilento and Stella Cilento.

Pollica has 5 frazioni (hamlets):

  • Acciaroli - the largest, located by the sea, with a port.
  • Pioppi - the other sea village, known for the studies of Ancel Keys over Mediterranean diet.
  • Celso - a hill village between Pollica and Galdo.
  • Galdo Cilento - a hill village between Celso and San Mauro Cilento.
  • Cannicchio - a hill village between Acciaroli and Pollica.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.