Vitulano

Vitulano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 50 km northeast of Naples and about 12 km northwest of Benevento.

Vitulano
Comune di Vitulano
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Location of Vitulano
Vitulano is located in Italy
Vitulano
Vitulano
Location of Vitulano in Italy
Vitulano is located in Campania
Vitulano
Vitulano
Vitulano (Campania)
Coordinates: 41°11′N 14°39′E / 41.183°N 14.650°E / 41.183; 14.650Coordinates: 41°11′N 14°39′E / 41.183°N 14.650°E / 41.183; 14.650
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceBenevento (BN)
Government
 • MayorRaffaele Scarinzi
Area
 • Total35.99 km2 (13.90 sq mi)
Elevation
430 m (1,410 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2017)[3][4]
 • Total2,920
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vitulanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
82038
Dialing code0824
WebsiteOfficial website

Vitulano borders the following municipalities: Campoli del Monte Taburno, Castelpoto, Cautano, Foglianise, Frasso Telesino, Guardia Sanframondi, Paupisi, San Lorenzo Maggiore, Solopaca, Torrecuso.

Main sightsEdit

Santissima Annunziata conventEdit

According to tradition, the convent was founded in 1440 by Saint Bernardino of Siena. It was part of a Foglianise parish until 1852, when it was incorporated in the comune of Vitulano. In 1884 the cemetery of the latter municipality was installed in the garden of the church.[5] In July 1991 pope John Paul II gave it the title of minor basilica.[6]

Santa Maria in GruptisEdit

Near Vitulano, but belonging to the comune of Foglianise, are the ruins of the Santa Maria in Gruptis abbey, founded around the year 940 and deconsecrated in 1705. It was used by several monastic orders, the first of which were the Benedictines.[7][8]

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ "Calcolo della popolazione residente". www.istat.it. Retrieved Apr 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Comune di Vitulano (BN) - Sito Ufficiale". www.comunevitulano.it (in Italian). Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Basilica della SS. Annunziata, Vitulano, Benevento, Italy". www.gcatholic.org. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  7. ^ Ferretta, Cosimo; Martone, Luigi; Russo, Filippo. "La Carta Geoturistica dell'area del Monte Camposauro nell'ambito del Parco Naturale Regionale del Taburno – Camposauro (Campania)" (PDF) (in Italian). Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Montagne e non solo" (pdf). comunevitulano.it (in Italian). Retrieved 17 November 2017.