Gran Tour in Irpinia

  • Comune di Cassano Irpino
    Cassano Irpino
    capofila
  • Comune di Calabritto
    Calabritto
  • Comune di Bagnoli Irpino
    Bagnoli Irpino
  • Comune di Montemarano
    Montemarano
  • Comune di Salza Irpina
    Salza Irpina
  • Comune di San Mango Sul Calore
    San Mango
    sul Calore

Il Comune

 

A town characterised by the scent of the Aglianico grapes, a centuries-old strong fortress and a maze of tiny streets to explore

Montemarano, with its vineyards and the typical tarantella, dominates from up above a hillock the Calore Valley, where Aglianico is cultivated. This red grape is used to produce the Taurasi DOCG wine. The town boasts very ancient origins, dating back to the leader Mario Egnazio. In the past it held a Diocese, and today this is still visible in the many religious buildings which enrich the town centre. The town is dominated by the Medieval castle which was transformed into an aristocratic palace after being a feudal residence for centuries. The Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, a real architectural jewel, overlooks the current main square of the town. It was probably built around the half of the IX century, and a crypt is preserved almost untouched under the first floor. It is a room with two aisles divided by six columns in which the mortal remains and the relics of the Saint Patron are preserved. Another important religious building is the church dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, located in the Mercato Square. The paintings inside this church are very beautiful, and among them the Crucifixion with Saint Catherine from Siena and Saint Teresa d’Avila are the major ones. The Cuore di Gesù Church is located in the Mercato Square, too, and it is a single aisle building which was built in 1912. Part of the Cuore di Gesù Church and the Purgatorio Church, which is located nearby, host the Sacred Tapestry Museum, an important exhibition centre, along with the Ethno-Musical Museum called “Celestino Coscia and Antonio Bocchino”. The town centre is also characterized by the presence of precious aristocratic architecture, such as the Toni Palace, the Fiorilli- Buonoe Palace, and the Gambale- DeLuca Palace, with its beautiful carved stone portal.

 

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  • Event Cassano Irpino
  • Event Salza Irpina
  • Event Montemarano
  • Event Bagnoli Irpino

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