Vallo della Lucania

Vallo della Lucania
Comune di Vallo della Lucania

Panoramic view of Vallo

Coat of arms

Vallo within the Province of Salerno
Vallo della Lucania

Location of Vallo della Lucania in Italy

Coordinates: 40°14′N 15°16′E / 40.233°N 15.267°E / 40.233; 15.267Coordinates: 40°14′N 15°16′E / 40.233°N 15.267°E / 40.233; 15.267
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Angellara, Massa, Pattano
  Mayor Antonio Aloia (Lista Civica)
  Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 380 m (1,250 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
  Total 8,680
  Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vallesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84078, 84040, 84050, 84060
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint St. Pantaleone
Saint day July 27
Website Official website

Vallo della Lucania (commonly known simply as Vallo) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It lies in the middle of Cilento and its population is 8,680.[1]


A settlement called Castrum Cornutum (meaning: "Fortress of Cornutans") is documented in the 13th century: according to the Italian historian Giuseppe Maiese, it had been founded by colonists from Cornutum, an ancient city in Dalmatia. In the 18th century the town changed its name to Vallo di Novi. In 1806, during the French government of the Kingdom of Naples, it was made a district capital.


The town is located in the middle of the Cilento and its National Park, close to Gelbison mountain and not too far from the ancient Greek town of Velia.

The municipality borders with Cannalonga, Castelnuovo Cilento, Ceraso, Gioi, Moio della Civitella, Novi Velia, and Salento.[2] The hamlets (frazioni) are Angellara, Massa, and Pattano.


See also


  1. 1 2 (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. 40352 Vallo della Lucania on OpenStreetMap
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