Rocca San Felice

Rocca San Felice
Comune di Rocca San Felice

Coat of arms
Rocca San Felice

Location of Rocca San Felice in Italy

Coordinates: 40°57′N 15°10′E / 40.950°N 15.167°E / 40.950; 15.167Coordinates: 40°57′N 15°10′E / 40.950°N 15.167°E / 40.950; 15.167
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Avellino (AV)
  Mayor Giuseppe Fiorillo
  Total 14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 740 m (2,430 ft)
Population (30-6-2011)[1]
  Total 888
  Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83050
Dialing code 0827
Website Official website

Rocca San Felice is an Italian town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania region. As of 2011 its population was of 888.[1]


Located in the northern area of Irpinia, the municipality borders with Frigento, Guardia Lombardi, Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi, Sturno and Villamaina. It counts no hamlets (frazioni) but some localities as Carmasciano, Fontana dell'Olmo, Palombaia, Santa Felicita, Serro del Bosco, Taverna Bruciata, Toriello and Valli.

The town is 4 kilometres (2 mi) from Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi, 10 kilometres (6 mi) from Lioni, 47 kilometres (29 mi) from Avellino and 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Benevento.

Main sights

Among the main sights of the town there is the Castle and the old town, the Church of St. Maria Maggiore, the Chapel of Mary of Constantinople and the Sanctuary of Santa Felicita, in the homonymous locality.[2]


The archaeological site of Ansanto Valley (Valle d'Ansanto), better known as "Mefite", is a sulphurous lake Valli,[3] few kilometres from the towns of Villamaina and Torella dei Lombardi. It was named after the ancient Italic goddess Mefitis, venerated by the people of Hirpini, and counts some ruins of a sanctuary of the 7th century BC. The little lake is formed by a pool of water, about 2 metres (7 ft) deep, that boils as a result of the gas emissions of the subsoil, consisting primarily of carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid. Because of this poisonous emissions, the surrounding area is free of animals and vegetation.[4][5][6][7]



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