Monteverde, Campania

Comune di Monteverde

Coat of arms

Location of Monteverde in Italy

Coordinates: 40°59′59″N 15°32′6″E / 40.99972°N 15.53500°E / 40.99972; 15.53500Coordinates: 40°59′59″N 15°32′6″E / 40.99972°N 15.53500°E / 40.99972; 15.53500
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Avellino (AV)
  Mayor Francesco Ricciardi
  Total 39 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation 740 m (2,430 ft)
Population (February 2014)
  Total 797
  Density 20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Monteverdesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83049
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint St. Catherine of Alexandria
Saint day 25 November

Monteverde is a comune in the province of Avellino in Southern Italy.[1]


Ancient Roman historian Livy mentions a Samnite village called Cominium Ocritum, which was crossed by Hanno, Hannibal's general, in the course of the Second Punic War; this could be identified with modern Monteverde.[2] The nameCominium was a common toponym of the Oscans, to which the Samnites belonged, perhaps related to people's meeting places (comitia).

In the 11th century AD, it became a bishopric seat and had a bishop until 1531, when the diocese of Monteverde was merged with the diocese of Canne. From 1532 to 1641 it was a baronal seigniory, held by a branch of the Grimaldi family.[3] The diocese was eventually cancelled in 1818.


  2. Nicola Fierro, The Battle of Aquilonia - Abstract
  3. Ulino, M. (2008). L'Età Barocca dei Grimaldi di Monaco nel loro Marchesato di Campagna. Naples: Giannini editore,.

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