Summonte

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Summonte
Comune
Comune di Summonte
Panorama Summonte(AV).jpg
Summonte is located in Italy
Summonte
Summonte
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
Area
 • 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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat); Dati - Popolazione residente all'1/5/2009
  2. ^ https://www.enchantingitaly.com/regions/campania/avellino/summonte.htm
  3. ^ Raccolta Rassegna Storica dei Comuni. Vol. 1. N.p.: Istituto di Studi Atellani, 1969. p. 78
  4. ^ http://www.comune.summonte.av.it/la-storia/
  5. ^ http://www.raffaeledellapia.it/pagina.php?cod=HOME001