- Savignano Irpino
official_name = Comune di Savignano Irpino
region = RegioneIT|sigla=CAM
province = ProvinciaIT (short form)|sigla=AV (AV)
elevation_m = 718
area_total_km2 = 38
population_total = 1647
population_density_km2 = 34
coordinates = coord|41|14|0|N|15|11|0|E|region:IT_type:city(1647)
gentilic = Savignanesi
telephone = 0825
postalcode = 83030
frazioni = Savignano Scalo
Sant'Anna; San Nicola
26 July; 6 December
mapx = #expr:41 + 14 / 60.0
mapy = #expr:15 + 11 / 60.0
native_name = Savignano Irpino
name = Savignano Irpino
Savignano Irpino is a village and "
comune" in the province of Avellino, in the Campaniaregion of southern Italy.
Savignano Irpino lies towards the east of the province up in the
Cervaro Valley, near the border of the Foggia Province. The town is bordered by Ariano Irpino, Greci, Montaguto, Monteleone di Pugliaand Panni.
The village is split into two areas, Scalo is the bottom part where there is a
railway stationand a commercial area. The upper part is mostly residentialand this is where the Piazzais located.
In the Ferrara district the ruins of a Norman
fortcan be seen. In 1416 it was a fiefdomof Francesco Sforza and from the 17th century belonged to the Guevara family.
The name Savignano derives from the
Latinword 'Sabinianum, Sabinus'. Savignano Irpino was previously known as Savignano Di Puglia; this was updated in the mid 1900's as part of boundary changes. In June 2006, Savignano Irpino held a referendumto leave Campaniaand become part of Apuliaagain, but failed to achieve a quorum. [cite web|url=http://www.interno.it/mininterno/export/sites/default/it/sezioni/sala_stampa/notizie/enti_locali/notizia_22461.html_772137241.html|title=Savignano Irpino resta un comune della Regione Campania |publisher=Italian Ministry of the Interiorit]
The main attractions are the Fontana Angelica built in 1912, the Old Church and St Anna's Chapel. Another important sight is the Castle of Ghenvara. Set at the highest point in the village is a Cross overlooking the village and Valley.
Notes and references
* [http://www.savignano-irpino.it/ Savignano irpino Website]
* [http://www.savignans.it/ Savignans Website]
* [http://www.savignanoirpino.net/ Savignano families genealogy Website]
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