Teora

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Teora
Comune di Teora
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Location of Teora
Teora is located in Italy
Teora
Teora
Location of Teora in Italy
Teora is located in Campania
Teora
Teora
Teora (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°51′N 15°15′E / 40.850°N 15.250°E / 40.850; 15.250Coordinates: 40°51′N 15°15′E / 40.850°N 15.250°E / 40.850; 15.250
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
Government
 • MayorStefano Farina
Area
 • Total23.21 km2 (8.96 sq mi)
Elevation
660 m (2,170 ft)
Population
(31 December 2017)
 • Total1,494
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Teoresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83056
Dialing code0827
Patron saintSaint Nicolas
Saint day6 December
WebsiteOfficial website

Teora is a small town and comune in the province of Avellino, in the Campania region of southern Italy.

Geography[edit]

Teora is bordered by the towns of Caposele, Conza della Campania, Lioni and Morra De Sanctis.

History[edit]

The origin of the village was recorded by the Greek historian Dionysius of Alicarnassus (1st century BC) and by the Roman historian Marcus Terentius Varro.

It was also reported that the tribuno della plebe Milo died there during the civil war between Julius Caesar and Pompey in the Roman era. In a privilege of 1200, granted by Pope Innocent III to Pantaleone, archbishop of Conza, Teora is referred to using the name Tugurium Biarium for the first time.

In the late Middle Ages and modern era it was a fief hold by several local noble families.

Three earthquakes have occurred in Teora, in 1694, 1732, and 1980 respectively; the last earthquake destroyed much of the village's historical and cultural identity.

Main sights[edit]

  • Fountain of Monte, also called the fountain of the dead men, has its origins in the 12th century, when the Church of Conza was designated by pope Callixtus II as a necropolis.
  • Church of Saint Nicholas
  • Corona flour mill
  • Fountain (public washhouse) of Piano
  • Stone of the civil weddings

Culture[edit]

Squaqqualacchiun' is a typical masque related to the day of Saint Anthony, January 17, on which the first day of the carnival is held. This event is featured in the Museum of Popular Traditions at Caserta.[citation needed]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Donatello, Filomena (1998). Teora nei documenti e nei monumenti. Avellino: IRB Redi Editore.

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