Gragnano, a hill town located between a mountain crest and the Amalfi Coast, is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in southern Italy's Campania region, located about 30 kilometres (19 miles) southeast of Naples city.
|Comune di Gragnano|
Church of Santa Maria of the Assumption.
|Metropolitan city||Naples (NA)|
|Frazioni||Aurano, Caprile, Castello, Iuvani|
|• Mayor||Paolo Cimmino|
|• Total||14.6 km2 (5.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||141 m (463 ft)|
(31 June 2015)
|• Density||2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Saint Sebastian|
|Saint day||January 20|
In 1169 its name was added to the title of the bishopric of nearby Lettere, which was thus renamed Roman Catholic Diocese of Lettere-Gragnano, but Gragnano never had a co-cathedral and its title was dropped when the suppressed see was nominally restored as titular bishopric of Lettere.
Gragnano's "main street was laid out expressly to capture the mountain breeze mixed with sea air back when pasta makers hung spaghetti on drying rods like laundry," according to a Forbes Life write up. More recently heaters are used to dry the pasta at low temperatures (approximately 122 degrees Fahrenheit) for two days and it is shaped with bronze to give it a rough texture, producing a pasta with "nuttier aroma and chewier mouth feel."
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- Mimi Murphy Gragnano Pasta page 36 Forbes Life
- "Tito Vuolo". IMdB. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
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