Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi

Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi
Comune di Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi

Coat of arms
Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi

Location of Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi in Italy

Coordinates: 40°56′N 15°11′E / 40.933°N 15.183°E / 40.933; 15.183
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Avellino (AV)
Frazioni See list
  Mayor Michele Forte
  Total 54 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation 875 m (2,871 ft)
Population (February 2007)
  Total 4,472
  Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santangiolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83054
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint Michael the Archangel
Saint day 29 September
Website Official website

Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi is a town and comune in the province of Avellino in the Campania region of southern Italy.


Sitting on a hilltop near the Fredano river, the town is home to a cathedral and a Lombard Castle. It is bordered by Guardia Lombardi, Lioni, Morra De Sanctis, Nusco, Rocca San Felice, Torella dei Lombardi and Villamaina.

Nearby is the Benedictine Abbey of San Guglielmo al Goleto.[1]


The name "Sant'Angelo" derives from the town's patron saint Michael the Archangel. Lombardi is derived from the migrant workers of Lombardy who settled there around 1000 AD.[2] The cathedral was originally built in the 11th century and was rebuilt in the 16th century. Also near the Piazza of Andrea is the castle of the Lombards, built around the first half of the 10th century. Initially it was a jail/prison/fort, and was later modified to serve as a castle. There is a small pathway that was constructed under the castle and from there it leads to the main town square where there lied an underground prison.

Earthquake and reconstruction

The town was virtually destroyed by the magnitude 6.9 Irpina earthquake of 23 November 1980.[3] The town has been almost completely reconstructed but the town has yet to "come back to life."[4]

See also

Notes and references

  1. "La storia dell'Abbazia del Goleto". Official web site. Abbazia dei Goleto. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  2. Ricerche di storia dell'arte, Issues 34-36, 1988, p. 39
  3. Download - Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani (in Italian), archived from the original on 2009-05-06, retrieved 2009-04-07, 2413 DI 1980 11 23 18 34 52 Irpinia-Basilicata CFTI 1319 100 100 40.850 15.280 A 6.89 0.04 6.89 0.04 6.89 0.04 927 G 553 1587 2413
  4. Sepe, M. (2006). "Planning with Pacemaker: Complex Indices for Sustainable Projects". WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment. WIT Press. 93. ISSN 1743-3541.
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