Lancusi

Lancusi is a southern Italian village and hamlet (frazione) of Fisciano, a municipality in the province of Salerno, Campania. With a population of circa 4,000 (2011),[2] it is the most populated settlement of its municipality, including the administrative town.[3]

Lancusi
The central Regina Margherita Square with St. Martin's Church
The central Regina Margherita Square
with St. Martin's Church
Lancusi is located in Italy
Lancusi
Lancusi
Location of Lancusi in Italy
Coordinates: 40°45′43.1″N 14°47′06.4″E / 40.761972°N 14.785111°E / 40.761972; 14.785111Coordinates: 40°45′43.1″N 14°47′06.4″E / 40.761972°N 14.785111°E / 40.761972; 14.785111
Country Italy
Region Campania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
ComuneFisciano
Elevation
232 m (761 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1][2][3]
 • Total4,000 (circa)
Demonym(s)Lancusani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84084
Dialing code(+39) 089
Patron saintSt. John the Baptist
Saint dayLast sunday of June

HistoryEdit

First mentioned in 1309 with the name of Lanciusi, the village was an independent barony of the Principality of Sanseverino.[3]

GeographyEdit

Lancusi spans on a plain, named Irno Valley, west of the Picentini mountain range, near the springs of Irno river. The village is urbanistically contiguous, almost fused, with the village of Bolano; and other nearest settlements are Baronissi, Penta, Sava and Orignano. It spans on two parallel main roads: Via Tenente Nastri, representing the old town center, and Via del Centenario, the northern urban expansion. North of it is located the locality of Macchione.[4]

Part of the urban area of Salerno (11 km far), it is 2 km from Corticelle, 4 from Fisciano and the University of Salerno, 4.5 from Mercato San Severino and Gaiano, 6 from Calvanico and 30 from Avellino. The faculty of medicine of the University, located in the suburbs of Sava, lies just outside Bolano.[5]

TransportEdit

The village is crossed by the RA 2 motorway Salerno-Avellino, and is served by the exit "Lancusi-Baronissi Nord". Fisciano railway station, part of Salerno-Mercato San Severino line, is located south of it, at the end of Via Nastri.[6]

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External linksEdit

  Media related to Lancusi at Wikimedia Commons