Serra San Bruno

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Serra San Bruno
Comune di Serra San Bruno
San Biagio's Church in San Bruno
San Biagio's Church in San Bruno
Serra San Bruno is located in Italy
Serra San Bruno
Serra San Bruno
Location of Serra San Bruno in Italy
Coordinates: 38°35′N 16°20′E / 38.583°N 16.333°E / 38.583; 16.333Coordinates: 38°35′N 16°20′E / 38.583°N 16.333°E / 38.583; 16.333
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Province of Vibo Valentia (VV)
Frazioni Ninfo
 • Mayor Notable residents = Bruno Zaffino
 • Total 39.6 km2 (15.3 sq mi)
Elevation 870 m (2,850 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 6,966
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Serresi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 89822
Dialing code 0963
Website Official website
Addolorata's Church

Serra San Bruno (Calabrian: La Serra) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vibo Valentia in the Italian region Calabria, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Vibo Valentia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 6,966 and an area of 39.6 square kilometres (15.3 sq mi).[1]

Close by is the famous Carthusian monastery, Serra San Bruno Charterhouse (Certosa di Santo Stefano di Serra San Bruno), around which the town grew up. The town is named after Saint Bruno of Cologne, who founded the Carthusian Order in 1053 and the Grande Chartreuse, mother house of the Carthusians, near Grenoble, in France. He built the charterhouse of Serra San Bruno in 1095, and died here in 1101.[2]

The municipality of Serra San Bruno contains the frazione (subdivision) Ninfo.

Serra San Bruno borders the following municipalities: Arena, Gerocarne, Mongiana, Spadola, Brognaturo, Simbario, Stilo.

Map of Vibo Valentia

The movie Le Quattro Volte was filmed in this town.

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Serra San Bruno Charterhouse[permanent dead link]

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