Comune di Pietradefusi

Location of Pietradefusi in Italy

Coordinates: 41°03′N 14°53′E / 41.050°N 14.883°E / 41.050; 14.883Coordinates: 41°03′N 14°53′E / 41.050°N 14.883°E / 41.050; 14.883
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Dentecane, Sant'Angelo a Cancelli, Sant'Elena Irpina, Pappaceci
  Mayor Giulio Belmonte
  Total 9 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Population (1 January 2008)
  Total 2,524
  Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83030
Dialing code 0825
Patron saint San Faustino
Website Official website

Pietradefusi is a comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy.


According to some scholars, Pietradefusi lies on the site of the ancient Fusolae, a town cited by Livy as an ally of Hannibal during the Punic Wars, and which was later destroyed by the Romans.

The origins of the town are medieval (cited first from 1298) and it was fiefdom of many noble families such as the De Souzi, the De Tocco and the Acquaviva, but was also governed a long time by the Santa Casa dell'Annunziata of Naples. The Jesuits remember the town because one of their generals Claudio of Aragona, was born here in the times of Francesco Borgia.

Cardinal Niccolò Coscia was born here.

Main sights and cultural events

According to the tradition, the church of S. Apollinare and S. Spirito (no more existing) housed frescoes by Giotto.

Pietradefusi hosts is a Cinema Festival in September.

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