Savoia di Lucania
|Savoia di Lucania|
|Comune di Savoia di Lucania|
Savoia di Lucania within the Province of Potenza
|Frazioni||Castellaro, Fossati, Perolla|
|• Mayor||Rosina Ricciardi|
|• Total||32 km2 (12 sq mi)|
|Elevation||750 m (2,460 ft)|
|Population (31 March 2013)|
|• Density||36/km2 (93/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Roch|
|Saint day||16 August|
The original name of the village was Salvia di Lucania (also simply Salvia), referring to the sage plant (Salvia officinalis). It was altered at the end of the 19th century to Savoia di Lucania after a local resident and anarchist, Giovanni Passannante, attempted to kill King Umberto I of Italy on November 17, 1878.
In the early 2000s it was proposed to return to the original toponym, removing the references to the House of Savoy. They have constituted two committees, one for the return to the toponym of Salvia, and another for the maintenance of the current name.
Located near the borders with Campania, Savoia is bounded by the comuni of Caggiano (SA), Picerno, Sant'Angelo Le Fratte, Satriano di Lucania, Tito, and Vietri di Potenza. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Castellaro, Fossati, and Perolla.
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