Bisaccia


Bisaccia is an Italian town and comune, population 4,382, situated in the province of Avellino. It borders the communes of Andretta, Aquilonia, Calitri, Guardia Lombardi, Lacedonia, Scampitella and Vallata.

Bisaccia
Comune di Bisaccia
Location of Bisaccia
Bisaccia
Location of Bisaccia in Italy
Bisaccia
Bisaccia (Campania)
Coordinates: 41°0′47″N 15°22′32″E
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceProvince of Avellino (AV)
FrazioniCalaggio, Macchitella, Oscata, Pastina, Pedurza, Piani San Pietro, Tuoro
Area
  Total101.41 km2 (39.15 sq mi)
Elevation
860 m (2,820 ft)
Population
 (2005)[2]
  Total4,148
  Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bisaccesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83044
Dialing code0827
ISTAT code064011
Patron saintSant'Antonio di Padova
Saint day13 June [3]
WebsiteOfficial website[permanent dead link]

Bisaccia has its own Bisaccese dialect.

History


Bisaccia's Castle, made by the Lombards, was repaired by Emperor Frederick II, who went to hunt in the woods near Bisaccia. Famous writers as Torquato Tasso and Francesco de Sanctis visited Bisaccia.

After the 1980 Irpinia earthquake, a new town was built near the historic centre. Like other remote towns, Bisaccia offers houses for 1 euro on the condition that the buyers restore the houses.[4]

Ecclesiastical History


It was a bishopric from before 1100. In 1540, the Diocese of Bisaccia was suppressed and its territory merged into the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi–Bisaccia, which became the present Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi–Conza–Nusco–Bisaccia.

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