Torre Orsaia

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Torre Orsaia
Comune di Torre Orsaia
Fountain in Cairoli Square
Fountain in Cairoli Square
Coat of arms of Torre Orsaia
Coat of arms
Torre Orsaia within the Province of Salerno
Torre Orsaia within the Province of Salerno
Location of Torre Orsaia
Torre Orsaia is located in Italy
Torre Orsaia
Torre Orsaia
Location of Torre Orsaia in Italy
Torre Orsaia is located in Campania
Torre Orsaia
Torre Orsaia
Torre Orsaia (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°08′N 15°28′E / 40.133°N 15.467°E / 40.133; 15.467
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniBorgo Cerreto, Calleo, Castel Ruggero
Government
 • MayorPietro Vicino
Area
 • Total21.03 km2 (8.12 sq mi)
Elevation
295 m (968 ft)
Population
(31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total2,259
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Torresi / Ursentini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84077
Dialing code0974
Patron saintSt. Lawrence
Saint day10 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Torre Orsaia (Cilentan: La Turri) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.

History[edit]

The settlement, originally named Turris Ursajae, was founded in the 11th century, in the current location of the nearby village of Castel Ruggero.

Geography[edit]

The municipality, located in southern Cilento and included in the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, borders with Caselle in Pittari, Morigerati, Roccagloriosa, Rofrano, San Giovanni a Piro and Santa Marina.[2] It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Borgo Cerreto (shared with Rofrano), Calleo and Castel Ruggero (autonomous municipality until 1929).

Main sights[edit]

The medieval town is situated on a green hill in the middle of centuries old Pisciotta olive trees. The stone fountains "dell’Olmo" and "della Scalitta" which are situated just outside the town are witnesses of the local craft industry.[3]

Transport[edit]

The town is crossed in the middle by the national highway SS 18 and is served by an exit, "Torre Orsaia", on the SS 517/var highway Padula-Policastro, that is 7.6 km far. Torre Orsaia station, located in the village of Calleo and part of the Naples-Salerno-Reggio Calabria railway, is 6.4 km from the town.

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ 40270 (x a j h) Torre Orsaia on OpenStreetMap
  3. ^ "Information" Archived 2008-12-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ see it:Carmine Tripodi

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