Comune di Montemarano

Location of Montemarano in Italy

Coordinates: 40°54′58″N 14°59′54″E / 40.91611°N 14.99833°E / 40.91611; 14.99833Coordinates: 40°54′58″N 14°59′54″E / 40.91611°N 14.99833°E / 40.91611; 14.99833
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Avellino (AV)
  Total 33 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation 820 m (2,690 ft)
  Total 3,039
  Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montemaranesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83040
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint San Giovanni
Saint day 21 August
Website Official website

Montemarano is a town and comune, former Latin bishopric and present titular see in the province of Avellino in the Campania region of southern Italy.


The existence of the town is documented since the 11th century. During Norman times, it was attacked by Ruggiero and completely destroyed. Later it became a fiefdom of Raona of Fragneto. Other important feudal families were the Caracciolo, the Della Leonessa and the Della Marra.

Ecclesiastical History

Montemarano was the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Montemarano which was established in 1059 as a suffragan of the Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salerno.[1][2][3] Its first bishop, St. John of Montemarano[4], is honored with a statue in the town. On 27 June 1818, it was suppressed and its territory merged into the Diocese of Nusco.[1][2] The diocese was nominally restored as a titular bishopric in 1968.[2]


The most important event is the famous Montemarano Carnival with its known tarantella montemaranese, an ancient tradition of the place.


The economy depends on agriculture, notably vineyards. One of the more famous wineries of Montemarano and the surrounding region is the Aminea winery. Aminea wines can be found in some American wine shops.

See also

Notes and references

  1. 1 2 "Diocese of Montemarano" David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 5, 2016
  2. 1 2 3 "Titular Episcopal See of Montemarano" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved October 5, 2016
  3. Chronology of Catholic Dioceses:Notes on the Diocese of Montemarano 1059 retrieved October 5, 2016

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