Tramonti, Campania

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Tramonti
Comune di Tramonti
A square in Polvica
A square in Polvica
Tramonti within the Province of Salerno
Tramonti within the Province of Salerno
Location of Tramonti
Tramonti is located in Italy
Tramonti
Tramonti
Location of Tramonti in Italy
Tramonti is located in Campania
Tramonti
Tramonti
Tramonti (Campania)
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
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniCampinola, Capitignano, Cesarano, Corsano, Figlino, Gete, Novella, Paterno Sant'Elia, Paterno Sant'Arcangelo, Pietre, Polvica, Ponte, Pucara
Government
 • MayorAntonio Giordano
Area
 • Total24 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation
321 m (1,053 ft)
Population
(28 February 2017)[1]
 • Total4,125
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tramontini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84010
Dialing code089
Patron saintSt. Anthony of Padua
Saint day13 June
WebsiteOfficial website
The conservatory of Pucara.
Cloister of the conservatory of Pucara.

Tramonti (Campanian: Tramunte) 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 translatable as "in the mountains", is located along the Via Chiunzi 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 perhaps founded by the Romans. It was an important town of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 AD and around 1200 AD.

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.

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from ISTAT

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