Stio is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. As of 2016, its population was 872.[3]

Stio
Comune di Stio
Stio (panoramic view).jpg
Stio within the Province of Salerno
Stio within the Province of Salerno
Location of Stio
Stio is located in Italy
Stio
Stio
Location of Stio in Italy
Stio is located in Campania
Stio
Stio
Stio (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°18′35.32″N 15°15′7.21″E / 40.3098111°N 15.2520028°E / 40.3098111; 15.2520028Coordinates: 40°18′35.32″N 15°15′7.21″E / 40.3098111°N 15.2520028°E / 40.3098111; 15.2520028
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
FrazioniGorga
Government
 • MayorNatalino Barbato
Area
 • Total24 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation
675 m (2,215 ft)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total872
 • Density36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Stiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84075
Dialing code0974
ISTAT code065145
Patron saintSt. Paschal Baylon
Saint day17 May
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

The village was founded in the beginnings of the 11th century. The origin of the name is debated, and it has been supposed it could derive from the Latin word Ostium ("entrance"), or others.[4]

GeographyEdit

Located in the middle of Cilento, and part of its national park, Stio is a hilltown near the springs of Alento river and the forest area of Pruno. The municipality borders with Campora, Gioi, Laurino, Magliano Vetere and Orria.[5] It counts a single hamlet (frazione), that is the village of Gorga, 3 km far from it and with a population of 160.[6]

The town is composed by the medieval old town and spans, along the national highway SR 488, with two more recent areas: Via Amendola in the west, and Via Mazzini in the east. The upper area, named Piano del Rosario and composed by some scattered houses surrounded by a forest, is located above the village of Gorga.

DemographicsEdit

Main sightsEdit

  • St. Paschal Church (18th century), located in the middle of the town[7]
  • The ancient St. Peter and Paul Church (11th century), located south of the old town.
  • The Mill Valley (Italian: Valle dei Mulini), located outside the town.[8]

PersonalitiesEdit

  • Raffaele Lettieri (1881–1957), politician and academic, born in Gorga[9]
  • Antonino Maria Stromillo (1786–1858), Catholic bishop, first one of the Diocese of Caltanissetta, born in Gorga[10]

GalleryEdit

Twin townsEdit

See alsoEdit

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.
  3. ^ a b (in Italian) Source: Istat 2016
  4. ^ History of Stio
  5. ^ 40428 (x a j h) Stio on OpenStreetMap
  6. ^ (in Italian) Gorga on italia.indettaglio.it
  7. ^ (in Italian) Churches of Stio
  8. ^ (in Italian) Valle dei Mulini on parks.it
  9. ^ See it:Raffaele Lettieri
  10. ^ See it:Antonino Maria Stromillo

External linksEdit