Torella dei Lombardi

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Torella dei Lombardi
Comune
Comune di Torella dei Lombardi
The central street "Via Angelo Appia"
The central street "Via Angelo Appia"
Coat of arms of Torella dei Lombardi
Coat of arms
Torella within the Province of Avellino
Torella within the Province of Avellino
Torella dei Lombardi is located in Italy
Torella dei Lombardi
Torella dei Lombardi
Location of Torella dei Lombardi in Italy
Coordinates: 40°56′22.3″N 15°06′49.5″E / 40.939528°N 15.113750°E / 40.939528; 15.113750Coordinates: 40°56′22.3″N 15°06′49.5″E / 40.939528°N 15.113750°E / 40.939528; 15.113750
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Aquara, Piano Marotta, San Vito, Montanaldo, Ss. Giovanni e Paolo.
Government
 • Mayor Amado Delli Gatti[1] (Civic List, from 2016)
Area
 • Total 26 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 666 m (2,185 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 2,225
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83057
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint St. Eustace
Saint day 20 September
Website Official website

Torella dei Lombardi is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy. In 2011 it had a population of 2,225.[2]

History[edit]

The town was firstly mentioned in the 9th century as Turella. In 1980, along with many other settlements in the province and the neighbouring areas, was heavily damaged during the Irpinia earthquake.[3]

Geography[edit]

Torella is a hillside town located in the middle of Irpinia, close to the sources of the river Ofanto, 11 km west of Lioni and 41 east of Avellino. It borders with the municipalities of Castelfranci, Nusco, Paternopoli, Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi and Villamaina.[4]

It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Aquara, Piano Marotta, San Vito, Montanaldo and Ss. Giovanni e Paolo. These localities are mainly composed by few scattered farmhouses.

Demographics[edit]

Main sights[edit]

  • The Longobard Candriano Castle, located in the middle of the town.[5]
  • The Monumental Fountain (19th century), located in the lower side of the town.[6]

Gallery[edit]

Side view of the Candriano Castle 
The Monumental Fountain 

Personalities[edit]

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