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Comune di Summonte
Panorama Summonte(AV).jpg
Summonte is located in Italy
Location of Summonte in Italy
Coordinates: 40°57′N 14°45′E / 40.950°N 14.750°E / 40.950; 14.750Coordinates: 40°57′N 14°45′E / 40.950°N 14.750°E / 40.950; 14.750
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Embreciera, Starze
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 730 m (2,400 ft)
Population (1 May 2009)[1]
 • Total 1,636
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Summontesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83010
Dialing code 0825
ISTAT code 064105
Patron saint San Nicola di Bari
Tramonto a Summonte (AV).jpg

Summonte is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy.


Summonte was founded between the tenth and eleventh centuries, centered around the old fortifications of the location. The name came from its location at the foot of Mount Partenio.[2] During the twelfth century, with the Norman conquest, it was a fiefdom under the Malerba family. [3] In the first half of the fourteenth century, the last Malerba family member died without an heir, and it was passed on to the Leonessa family.[4]

The Italian artist Raffaele Della Pita was born in Summonte.[5]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat); Dati - Popolazione residente all'1/5/2009
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  3. ^ Raccolta Rassegna Storica dei Comuni. Vol. 1. N.p.: Istituto di Studi Atellani, 1969. p. 78
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