|Comune di Chianche|
Location of Chianche in Italy
|Coordinates: 41°03′N 14°47′E / 41.050°N 14.783°ECoordinates: 41°03′N 14°47′E / 41.050°N 14.783°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Avellino (AV)|
|Frazioni||Chianchetelle, San Pietro Irpino, Chianche scalo|
|• Mayor||Angelo Stefano Di Giovanni|
|• Total||6.81 km2 (2.63 sq mi)|
|Elevation||356 m (1,168 ft)|
|• Density||88/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Felice of Nola|
|Saint day||January 14|
The town rises on the border between the Avellino and Benevento provinces, on top of a green hill. It is surrounded by chestnut-tree woods, while the fertile countryside produces very fine olive oil and the famous DOC wine "Greco di Tufo".
The town's history is trackable to c. 300, when it was named Planca. It was lorded by many different feudal families, among them the Caracciolo and Carafa.