|Comune di Roscigno|
Panoramic view of Roscigno showing also Roscigno Vecchia (below in the right corner)
Roscigno within the Province of Salerno
Location of Roscigno in Italy
|Coordinates: 40°23′57.89″N 15°20′47.97″E / 40.3994139°N 15.3466583°ECoordinates: 40°23′57.89″N 15°20′47.97″E / 40.3994139°N 15.3466583°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Salerno (SA)|
|• Mayor||Pino Palmieri|
|• Total||14 km2 (5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||570 m (1,870 ft)|
|• Density||59/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Roch|
|Saint day||16 August|
Roscigno is situated in the central area of Cilento. It is within Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park and the Cilento World Heritage Site. The municipality borders with Bellosguardo, Corleto Monforte, Laurino, Sacco and Sant'Angelo a Fasanella.
The town is divided in Roscigno Nuova (New Roscigno, simply referred as Roscigno), the new settlement built after a landslide at the old settlement; now named Roscigno Vecchia (Old Roscigno), distant 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from the "new town".
Roscigno Vecchia (Old Roscigno, also named Roscigno Vecchio – 40°24′07″N 15°20′21″E / 40.401823°N 15.339255°E) is an example of a 19th-century rural town developed around a central square and a church unmodified by modern architectural or infrastructural changes.
It has been completely abandoned since the early 20th century, when the population moved to Roscigno Nuovo due to a landslide. Now open for tourism, the ghost town was declared an eco museum in the early 21st century. Nearby, and also in the province of Salerno, there is another example of ghost town: the old village of Romagnano al Monte.
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