Grottaminarda


Grottaminarda (Irpino: Rótta) is a town and comune in the province of Avellino (Campania), situated 80 kilometres (50 mi) northeast of Naples, in the southwest of Italy.

Grottaminarda
Comune di Grottaminarda
View of Grottaminarda
Grottaminarda within the Province of Avellino
Location of Grottaminarda
Grottaminarda
Location of Grottaminarda in Italy
Grottaminarda
Grottaminarda (Campania)
Coordinates: 41°04′09″N 15°03′36″E
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceAvellino (AV)
FrazioniBosco, Carpignano, Ciavolone, Conduttiello, Feudo Cortesano, Filette, Ischia Cardone, Marmore, San Martino, San Pietro, Schivito, Tremolizzi
Government
  MayorAngelo Cobino
Area
  Total29.12 km2 (11.24 sq mi)
Elevation
304 m (997 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[2]
  Total8,004
  Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Grottesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83035
Dialing code0825
Patron saintSt. Thomas
WebsiteOfficial website

Grottaminarda is part of Roman Catholic Diocese of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia and its territory borders with the municipalities of Ariano Irpino, Bonito, Flumeri, Fontanarosa, Frigento, Gesualdo, Melito Irpino and Mirabella Eclano.[3]

Economy


Today, Grottaminarda's industrial district provides jobs for workers commuting from nearby cities. Many small and medium farms are present as well. The comune is a producer of torrone and salami.[4] A large market, including vendors of fruit, vegetables, cheese, salami and a wide variety of household items is held every Monday.

Main sights


Sights include the churches of Santa Maria Maggiore, San Michele, and some ancient monuments. The Santuario di Carpignano is located in the village and frazione of Carpignano, 4.5 km south.

Transport


Grottaminarda is served by the A16 motorway Naples-Bari, at the homonym exit. It is crossed in the middle by the state highway SS90.

People


References


  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. (in Italian) Source: Istat 2017
  3. 41045 (x a j h) Grottaminarda on OpenStreetMap
  4. "A Land of Flavours". Eptavellino.it. Retrieved 31 December 2014.