Tramonti, Campania

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Tramonti
Comune
Comune di Tramonti
A square in Polvica
A square in Polvica
Tramonti within the Province of Salerno
Tramonti within the Province of Salerno
Tramonti is located in Italy
Tramonti
Tramonti
Location of Tramonti in Italy
Coordinates: 40°42′N 14°38′E / 40.700°N 14.633°E / 40.700; 14.633Coordinates: 40°42′N 14°38′E / 40.700°N 14.633°E / 40.700; 14.633
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Campinola, Capitignano, Cesarano, Corsano, Figlino, Gete, Novella, Paterno Sant'Elia, Paterno Sant'Arcangelo, Pietre, Polvica, Ponte, Pucara
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Giordano
Area
 • Total 24 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation 321 m (1,053 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 4,147
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tramontini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84010
Dialing code 089
Patron saint St. Anthony of Padua
Saint day 13 June
Website Official website
The conservatory of Pucara.
Cloister of the conservatory of Pucara.

Tramonti is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It is located in the territory of the Amalfi Coast.

Geography[edit]

Tramonti, directly translated as "in the mountains" is located along Via Chuinzi which leads to Maiori and the Amalfi Coast. The town is bordered by Cava de' Tirreni, Corbara, Lettere, Maiori, Nocera Inferiore, Nocera Superiore, Pagani, Ravello and Sant'Egidio del Monte Albino.

History[edit]

Tramonti was an important town of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 A.D. and around 1200 A.D.

Main sights[edit]

  • Cappella Rupestre (Chapel in the Rock), in the village of Gete. A 13th century church in a slight hollow of the rock, housing tombs cut into the rocky side.
  • Church of the Ascension
  • Church of Sant'Elia (Church of St. Elia), in the village of Sant'Elia.
  • Church of San Giovanni (Church of St. John), in the village of Polvica.
  • Church of Pietro Apostolo (Church St. Peter Apostle), in the village of Figlino.
  • Church of Sant'Erasmo
  • Castle of Montalto and Hermitage of St. Catherine, at Paterno sant'Elia. It was built by the Republic of Amalfi on a cliff of the Monti Lattari to protect its territories from the northern side. It was stormed by the Normans in 1127 when the latter conquered the Republic.
  • Castle of Santa Maria La Nova. It was built around 1457 by Raimondo Orsini, Prince of Salerno and overlord of the Duchy of Amalfi. A rectangular base was fortified by ten small square towers and seven ramparts, only some of which still stands.
  • Convent of Saint Francis, founded in 1474.
  • Monastery of St. Joseph and St. Teresa, built in 1662

Economy[edit]

Vineyards, lemon orchards and chestnut woodlands are in abundance in this town.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from ISTAT

External links[edit]