Sanza, Campania

Sanza is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southern Italy.

Comune di Sanza
Sanza da Colle del Pero.JPG
Sanza within the Province of Salerno
Sanza within the Province of Salerno
Location of Sanza
Sanza is located in Italy
Location of Sanza in Italy
Sanza is located in Campania
Sanza (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°15′N 15°33′E / 40.250°N 15.550°E / 40.250; 15.550Coordinates: 40°15′N 15°33′E / 40.250°N 15.550°E / 40.250; 15.550
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniSan Donato, Varivertola
 • Total128.75 km2 (49.71 sq mi)
558 m (1,831 ft)
 • Total3,007
 • Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0975
Patron saintSan Sabino
Saint day18 September
WebsiteOfficial website


It is a small town placed on a hill surrounded by mountains. In ancient times it was protected by walls and there were few gates to access the village.


The town is bordered by Buonabitacolo, Casalbuono, Casaletto Spartano, Caselle in Pittari, Monte San Giacomo, Montesano sulla Marcellana, Piaggine, Rofrano, Sassano and Valle dell'Angelo.

Sanza counts the hamlets (frazioni) of San Donato and Varivertola. In the north-western area of its territory is located the mount Cervati.

Feast DayEdit

Sanza's biggest day of the year is August 5; a day in which all of its patrons pay homage to their other beloved saint, La Madonna Della Neve (Mary of the Snows.) In late July, a group of men carrying the heavy statue of La Madonna on their shoulders are followed by the people of Sanza as they ascend Monte Cervati (a nearby mountain in the Cilento region). The statue is then left in the small chapel at the very top. Then several days later, Sanza's devoted people, ranging from young children, to old men and women with walking sticks, once again follow La Madonna's descent back down the mountain. After a 26 kilometer journey ranging from around 2 or 3 am, up until when the people return, all those who had come down the mountain create a procession through the tight cobblestoned streets of Sanza, singing loudly and continuing to carry La Madonna.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sanza at Wikimedia Commons