Sant'Agata de' Goti

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Sant'Agata de' Goti
Comune
Comune di Sant'Agata de' Goti
Fortifications of Sant'Agata de' Goti
Fortifications of Sant'Agata de' Goti
Sant'Agata de' Goti is located in Italy
Sant'Agata de' Goti
Sant'Agata de' Goti
Location of Sant'Agata de' Goti in Italy
Coordinates: 41°5′N 14°30′E / 41.083°N 14.500°E / 41.083; 14.500Coordinates: 41°5′N 14°30′E / 41.083°N 14.500°E / 41.083; 14.500
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Province of Benevento (BN)
Frazioni Bagnoli, Faggiano, San Silvestro, Cantinella, Presta, Sant'Anna, Cerreta, Laiano
Government
 • Mayor Carmine Valentino
Area
 • Total 62.9 km2 (24.3 sq mi)
Elevation 156 m (512 ft)
Population (1 January 2008)[1]
 • Total 11,473
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santagatesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 82019
Dialing code 0823
Patron saint St. Alfonso
Saint day August 1
Website Official website

Sant'Agata de' Goti is a comune (municipality) and former Catholic bishopric in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 35 km northeast of Naples and about 25 km west of Benevento near the Monte Taburno.

History[edit]

Sant'Agata is not far from the ancient Samnite town of Saticula.

The 'Goth' part of the town's name does not derive from the (Ostro)Gothic domination of Italy (5th-6th centuries), but from the noble Gascony family De Goth, who held it in the 14th century.

It was a Latin rite bishopric from 969.05.26 as Diocese of Sant’Agata de’ Goti until its 1986 suppression and merger into the Diocese of Cerreto Sannita–Telese–Sant’Agata de’ Goti, which adopted its title and retained its cathedral as Co-cathedral Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta.

Main sights[edit]

  • Cathedral (Duomo), founded in the 10th century, dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. Due to the repeated reconstruction, little remains of the original edifice. The Romanesque crypt shows parts which could belong to several pre-existing buildings, including Roman or earlier ones.
  • Church of Santa Menna (10th century).
  • Castle, used as Ducal Palace.
  • Palace and church of St. Francis (1282).
  • Gothic church of the Annunziata (13th century). It houses 15th-century frescoes, and a diptych of the Annunciation dating to the same age.
  • The Council Room in City Hall was decorated in 1899 by Vincenzo Severino.
Sant'Agata de' Goti seen from above

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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