Comune di Bisaccia

Location of Bisaccia in Italy

Coordinates: 41°0′47″N 15°22′32″E / 41.01306°N 15.37556°E / 41.01306; 15.37556Coordinates: 41°0′47″N 15°22′32″E / 41.01306°N 15.37556°E / 41.01306; 15.37556
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city (AV)
Frazioni Calaggio, Macchitella, Oscata, Pastina, Pedurza, Piani San Pietro, Tuoro
  Total 101.41 km2 (39.15 sq mi)
Elevation 860 m (2,820 ft)
Population (2005)
  Total 4,148
  Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bisaccesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83044
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint Sant'Antonio di Padova
Saint day 13 June [1]
Website Official website

Bisaccia is an Italian town and comune, population 4,382, situated in the province of Avellino. It borders the communes of Andretta, Aquilonia, Calitri, Guardia Lombardi, Lacedonia, Scampitella and Vallata.

Bisaccia has its own Bisaccese dialect.


Bisaccia's Castle, made by the Lombards, was repaired by Emperor Frederick II, who went to hunt in the woods near Bisaccia. Famous writers as Torquato Tasso and Francesco de Sanctis visited Bisaccia.

After the Irpinia earthquake in 1980, a new town was built near the historic centre.

Ecclesiastical History

It was a bishopric from before 1100. In 1540, the Diocese of Bisaccia was suppressed and its territory merged into the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi–Bisaccia, which became the present Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi–Conza–Nusco–Bisaccia.


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