Sicignano degli Alburni
|Sicignano degli Alburni|
|Comune di Sicignano degli Alburni|
View with the castle
Sicignano degli Alburni within the Province of Salerno
|Province / Metropolitan city||Salerno (SA)|
|Frazioni||Castelluccio Cosentino, Galdo degli Alburni, Scorzo, Terranova, Zuppino|
|• Mayor||Alfonso Amato|
|• Total||80.57 km2 (31.11 sq mi)|
|Elevation||605 m (1,985 ft)|
|• Density||42/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Matthew|
|Saint day||7 April|
The earliest documentation of Sicignano is from a medieval donation document dated 1086 of the Norman count Asclettino Sicignano, Lord of Polla († 1086), gives the abbey of Cava dei Tirreni the monastery of St. Peter and St. Catherine's Church, located in the Castrum Pollae.
From 1811 to 1860, Sicignano was part of the district of Postiglione, belonging to the District of Country of the Two Sicilies.
From 1860 to 1927, during the Kingdom of Italy it was part of the district of Postiglione, belonging to the district to campaign.
The municipality of Sicignano (2,039 inh. in the chief town) has 3 hamlets ("frazioni"):
|Galdo degli Alburni||
The municipality includes also several inhabited localities, mainly composed by few scattered farms. The localities are: Acquara, Acqua della Battaglia, Acqua Salice, Arestusa, Bauso, Buonocanto, Casale, Cerzolle, Colasoria, Corticelle, Cropana, Galdo Scalo, Giungarico, Padula, Padule, Patricella, Pellicara, Piesco, Rotale, Sant'Arsenio, Santa Croce, San Giovanni, San Licandro (Sicignano Scalo), Taverna Castello, Tempa delle Ginestre, Tempe, Varamanna and Vignali.
The town has a railway station on the Salerno–Potenza–Taranto line, located 10 km north. Sicignano station is also the junction point of a line, the Sicignano–Lagonegro, closed in 1987, that counts two other station in the municipal territory: Castelluccio Cosentino and Galdo.
The municipality is crossed by the A3 motorway Naples-Reggio Calabria, and is served by the exit "Sicignano-Potenza", that is also the western end of the RA 05 motorway to Potenza. The national highway SS 19 crosses the villages of Scorzo and Zuppino.
- (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
- 40588 Sicignano degli Alburni on OpenStreetMap
- (Italian) Castelluccio Cosentino on italia.indettaglio.it
- Commonly known as Galdo
- (Italian) Galdo degli Alburni on italia.indettaglio.it
- (Italian) Scorzo on italia.indettaglio.it
- (Italian) Terranova on italia.indettaglio.it
- (Italian) Zuppino on italia.indettaglio.it
- Also named Patricelle
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