San Giovanni a Piro
|San Giovanni a Piro|
|Comune di San Giovanni a Piro|
Sanctuary of Pietrasanta
San Giovanni within the Province of Salerno
|Province / Metropolitan city||Salerno (SA)|
|• Total||37 km2 (14 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Madonna of Pietrasanta|
|Saint day||Last sunday of May|
The town is located on a hill on the road linking Marina di Camerota to Policastro Bussentino. The municipality counts part of the coastal area of Porto Infreschi, in which is located the Sanctuary of Pietrasanta. It borders with the municipalities of Camerota, Roccagloriosa, Santa Marina and Torre Orsaia.
San Giovanni a Piro counts two hamlets (frazioni):
- Bosco ( ), meaning wood, is a hill village (400 amsl) and a former municipality located below the Bulgheria mountain, between San Giovanni a Piro and Acquavena, a frazione of Roccagloriosa. It has a populationo of 427.
- Scario ( ) is a seaside village and resort near Policastro Bussentino, counting a port. It has a population of 1,123.
José Ortega's house in Bosco
Media related to San Giovanni a Piro at Wikimedia Commons
- (Italian) San Giovanni a Piro official website