Felitto is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. It is famous for fusilli, a kind of handmade pasta, and the annual Fusillo festival.[4]

Felitto
Comune di Felitto
Panoramic view from south
Panoramic view from south
Felitto within the Province of Salerno
Felitto within the Province of Salerno
Location of Felitto
Felitto is located in Italy
Felitto
Felitto
Location of Felitto in Italy
Felitto is located in Campania
Felitto
Felitto
Felitto (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°22′24.2″N 15°14′37.6″E / 40.373389°N 15.243778°E / 40.373389; 15.243778Coordinates: 40°22′24.2″N 15°14′37.6″E / 40.373389°N 15.243778°E / 40.373389; 15.243778
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
Government
 • MayorCarmine Casella
Area
 • Total41.53 km2 (16.03 sq mi)
Population
 (28 February 2017)[3]
 • Total1,235
 • Density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Felittesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84055
Dialing code0828
Patron saintSt. Vitus
Saint day15 June
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

The town was founded at the beginning of the 10th century. Much of the medieval old town has been preserved.

GeographyEdit

Located on a valley above Calore river below the mount Chianiello (1,314 amsl), in the middle of Cilento, the municipality borders with Castel San Lorenzo, Laurino, Magliano Vetere, Monteforte Cilento and Roccadaspide.[5]

It counts no proper hamlets (frazioni) but several minor localities, that are Acqua delle Donne, Acquanoceta, Alvani, Barbagiano, Bosco Grande, Carpineto, Carrozzo, Casale, Cerzito, Chianelisi, Difesa Lombi, Difesa Principe, Fossa del Lupo, Lago, Maruzza, Mazzarella, Montagnano, Palumbo, Pazzano, Piano d'Elise, Pietracute, Remolino, San Giorgio, San Vito, Santoianni, Serre, Starza, Territorio, Torre and Vignali.

Main sightsEdit

  • Medieval old town and old bridge
  • Canyon and waterfall of Gole del Calore

PeopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  4. ^ (in Italian) Infos on felitto.net (see section "Manifestazioni")
  5. ^ 40473 (x a j h) Felitto on OpenStreetMap
  6. ^ (in Italian) Matteo de Augustinis at the Italian Encyclopaedia Treccani

External linksEdit