San Giovanni in Galdo

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San Giovanni in Galdo
Comune di San Giovanni in Galdo
Italic temple.
Coat of arms of San Giovanni in Galdo
Coat of arms
San Giovanni in Galdo is located in Italy
San Giovanni in Galdo
San Giovanni in Galdo
Location of San Giovanni in Galdo in Italy
Coordinates: 41°35′N 14°45′E / 41.583°N 14.750°E / 41.583; 14.750
Country Italy
Region Molise
Province / Metropolitan city Campobasso (CB)
 • Mayor Eugenio Salvatore Fiorilli
 • Total 19.4 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
Population (28 February 2010[1])
 • Total 654
 • Density 34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sangiovannari
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 86010
Dialing code 0874
Website Official website

San Giovanni in Galdo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Campobasso in the Italian region of Molise, located about 7 kilometres (4 mi) east of Campobasso.

San Giovanni in Galdo borders the following municipalities: Campobasso, Campodipietra, Campolieto, Matrice, Monacilioni, Toro. San Giovanni in Galdo is home to many families that emigrated to America in the early 1900s. Families with the surnames of Trotta, DeMaioribus, Marino, Santone and Di'Orio.

Italic sanctuary[edit]

San Giovanni in Galdo is the site of a Samnitic sanctuary atop Colle Rimontato (709 meters a.s.l.).[2] Excavated between 1974 and 1976, the sanctuary took the form of a frontal Italic podium temple surrounded by a portico.[3] The ritual activity at the sanctuary was confine to a limited area, likely indicating that the temple served a discrete, local population.[4]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Purcell, N., DARMC, R. Talbert, S. Gillies, T. Elliott, J. Becker. "Places: 433086 (S. Giovanni in Galdo)". Pleiades. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
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  4. ^ Tesse Dieder Stek (2009). Cult Places and Cultural Change in Republican Italy: A Contextual Approach to Religious Aspects of Rural Society After the Roman Conquest. Amsterdam University Press. pp. 106–. ISBN 978-90-8964-177-9.