Comune di Calitri

Coat of arms

Location of Calitri in Italy

Coordinates: 40°54′11″N 15°25′53″E / 40.90306°N 15.43139°E / 40.90306; 15.43139
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Calitri Scalo
  Mayor Michele Di Maio
  Total 100.88 km2 (38.95 sq mi)
Elevation 530 m (1,740 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
  Total 5,042
  Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Calitrani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83045
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint St. Canius
Saint day May 25
Website Official website

Calitri is a town and comune of 5,292 inhabitants situated in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy.


Calitri is in Campania near the borders of the regions of Apulia and Basilicata. It is approximately 530 metres (1,740 ft) above sea level so on even on the hottest day there is generally a breeze. The Antico Borgo is in the oldest section of the town, the centro storico, at the top of which are the remains of a castle which predates the 12th century. The Borgo itself is a labyrinth of historic houses which have, over the centuries, been built into the hillside. Stone and marble stairs,frequently under old stone arches, connect the streets. Calitri suffered a devastating earthquake in 1980* and has only been partially rebuilt. The Castello at the top of its distinctive cone shaped hilltop is very impressive for its strong architectural forms. In recent reconstructions they are remerging as an important and physically attractive feature of the town.

Other recent excavation and reconstruction of an ancient Neviera in the Gagliano section of the town above the cemetery reveals an extensive underground, domed, ice-house of about 15 metres (50 ft) in height and 7.6 metres (25 ft) in horizontal circumference. Restored by the family of Giovanni Cerreta, the Neviera can be visited by inquiring at the Town's tourist office in the Centro Storico.

Martino; Salvatore; Scarascia Mugnozza; Gabriele Publisher: Elsevier Ltd Publish date: 2005-12


Prominent People of Calitrano descent

Sister cities

See also


    "The role of the seismic trigger in the Calitri landslide (Italy): historical reconstruction and dynamic analysis"

    Martino; Salvatore; Scarascia Mugnozza; Gabriele Publisher: Elsevier Ltd Publish date: 2005-12

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