San Severino (Centola)

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San Severino
Medieval village upon the hill. In the background the railway bridge
Medieval village upon the hill.
In the background the railway bridge
San Severino is located in Italy
San Severino
San Severino
Location of San Severino in Italy
Coordinates: 40°5′23.28″N 15°20′51″E / 40.0898000°N 15.34750°E / 40.0898000; 15.34750Coordinates: 40°5′23.28″N 15°20′51″E / 40.0898000°N 15.34750°E / 40.0898000; 15.34750
Country  Italy
Region  Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Comune Centola
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 435
Demonym(s) Sanseverinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84051
Dialing code (+39) 0974
Centola station, in the lower side of the village

San Severino is an Italian village and hamlet (frazione) of the municipality of Centola[2] in the Province of Salerno, Campania. As of 2011 its population was of 435.[1]


Known until 1861 as San Severino di Camerota, the village was founded in the 10th-11th century. The original settlement, located upon a hill, was gradually abandoned during the end of the 19th century after the construction of a railway line. New houses were built in the valley, just below the hill but closer to the railway.[3] Nowadays the ancient village is a ghost town and a preserved heritage, because of the conservation status of its medieval structure.[4]


Located in the valley of Mingardo river, close to the mount Bulgheria, San Severino develops along the provincial road SP 109, in southern Cilento. It is 4 km far from Foria and Poderia, 6 from Celle di Bulgheria, 8 from Centola, 10 from Palinuro (by the sea), 15 from Camerota and 16 from Marina di Camerota. The modern village is linked to the medieval one by a pedestrian trail.


In San Severino is located the railway station of Centola, part of Salerno-Reggio Calabria line, that links the village to direct trains to Naples and Cosenza.

The village is also served by a highway (Salerno-Battipaglia-Paestum-Agropoli-Vallo della Lucania-Policastro-Sapri), at the exit of "Poderia-Palinuro", 2,5 km far.


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