Stio

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Stio
Comune di Stio
Skyline of Stio
Stio within the Province of Salerno
Stio within the Province of Salerno
Location of Stio
Stio is located in Italy
Stio
Stio
Location of Stio in Italy
Stio is located in Campania
Stio
Stio
Stio (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°18′35.32″N 15°15′7.21″E / 40.3098111°N 15.2520028°E / 40.3098111; 15.2520028Coordinates: 40°18′35.32″N 15°15′7.21″E / 40.3098111°N 15.2520028°E / 40.3098111; 15.2520028
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniGorga
Government
 • MayorNatalino Barbato
Area
 • Total24.28 km2 (9.37 sq mi)
Elevation
675 m (2,215 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total853
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Stiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84075
Dialing code0974
ISTAT code065145
Patron saintSt. Paschal Baylon
Saint day17 May
WebsiteOfficial website

Stio is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. As of 2016, its population was 872.[3]

History[edit]

The village was founded in the beginnings of the 11th century. The origin of the name is debated, and it has been supposed it could derive from the Latin word Ostium ("entrance"), or others.[4]

Geography[edit]

Located in the middle of Cilento, and part of its national park, Stio is a hilltown near the springs of Alento river and the forest area of Pruno. The municipality borders with Campora, Gioi, Laurino, Magliano Vetere and Orria.[5] It counts a single hamlet (frazione), that is the village of Gorga, 3 km far from it and with a population of 160.[6]

The town is composed by the and medieval old town and spans, along the national highway SR 488, with two more recent areas: Via Amendola in the west, and Via Mazzini in the east. The upper area, named Piano del Rosario and composed by some scattered houses surrounded by a forest, is located above the village of Gorga.

Demographics[edit]

Main sights[edit]

  • St. Paschal Church (18th century), located in the middle of the town[7]
  • The ncient St. Peter and Paul Church (11th century), located south of the old town.
  • The Mill Valley (Italian: Valle dei Mulini), located outside the town.[8]

Personalities[edit]

  • Raffaele Lettieri (1881–1957), politician and academic, born in Gorga[9]
  • Antonino Maria Stromillo (1786–1858), Catholic bishop, first one of the Diocese of Caltanissetta, born in Gorga[10]

Gallery[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ IstatWikidata Q214195
  3. ^ a b ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Source: Istat 2016
  4. ^ History of Stio
  5. ^ 40428 (x a j h) Stio on OpenStreetMap
  6. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Gorga on italia.indettaglio.it
  7. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Churches of Stio
  8. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Valle dei Mulini on parks.it
  9. ^ See it:Raffaele Lettieri
  10. ^ See it:Antonino Maria Stromillo

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