Prignano Cilento

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Prignano Cilento
Comune di Prignano Cilento
Church of Prignano
Church of Prignano
Coat of arms of Prignano Cilento
Coat of arms
Prignano Cilento within the Province of Salerno
Prignano Cilento within the Province of Salerno
Prignano Cilento is located in Italy
Prignano Cilento
Prignano Cilento
Location of Prignano Cilento in Italy
Coordinates: 40°20′N 15°04′E / 40.333°N 15.067°E / 40.333; 15.067Coordinates: 40°20′N 15°04′E / 40.333°N 15.067°E / 40.333; 15.067
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Melito, San Giuliano
 • Mayor Sabato Vecchio (since June 2004)
 • Total 11 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 415 m (1,362 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 997
 • Density 91/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Prignanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84060
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint St. Nicholas of Bari
Saint day December 6
Website Official website

Prignano Cilento is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. As of 2011 its population was of 997.[1]


Prignano Cilento is a town of Puritan Greek Roman origin. Its original name is thought to be either Phi Theta Zhu or Pirinianu. The origins of Pirinianu are not clear. Some theories are that the name means 'Belonging to Pliny' (the Roman naturalist, Pliny the Elder), or that it means 'place of prunes', in times past it was well known for growing plums. The first settlement was founded near Melito, but has since expanded to the edge of Sant Antuono di Torchiara.


The municipality is located in northern Cilento and borders with Agropoli, Cicerale, Ogliastro Cilento, Perito, Rutino and Torchiara. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Melito and San Giuliano.


Main sights[edit]

Notable churches in the town are San Nicola di Bari, Santa Caterina, San Cosmo e Damiano, Sant' Antonio and San Biagio (Originally the church of San Giuliano). There are 4 private antique chapels in the town. There was an Italo-Greek monastery, Santa Sofia in the Serre location.


The palace of Prignano 
The "Torre Volpi" of Melito 

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011

External links[edit]

Media related to Prignano Cilento at Wikimedia Commons