Pietradefusi

Pietradefusi

Infobox CityIT
img_coa = Pietradefusi-Stemma.gif
official_name = Comune di Pietradefusi
region = Campania
name=Pietradefusi|mapx=41.04|mapy=14.884
province = Avellino (AV)
elevation_m = 400
area_total_km2 = 9
population_as_of = December 31, 2004
population_total = 2551
population_density_km2 = 283
timezone = CET, UTC+1
coordinates = coord|41|03|N|14|53|E
frazioni = Dentecane, Sant'Angelo a Cancelli, Sant'Elena Irpina, Pappaceci
telephone = 0825
postalcode = 83030
gentilic =
saint = San Faustino
day =
mayor = GIULIO BELMONTE
website = [http://www.comunedipietradefusi.too.it/ www.comunedipietradefusi.too.it]

Pietradefusi is a comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy.

History

According to some scholars, Pietradefusi lies on the site of the ancient "Fusolae", a town cited by Livy as an allied of Hannibal during the Punic Wars, and which was later destroyed by the Romans.

The origins of the town are medieval (cited first from 1298) and it was fiefdom of many noble families such as the De Souzi, the De Tocco and the Acquaviva, but was also governed a long time by the Santa Casa dell'Annunziata of Naples. The Jesuits remember the town because one of their generals Claudio of Aragona, was born here in the times of Francesco Borgia.

Cardinal Niccolò Coscia was born here.

Main sights and cultural events

*The Medieval Tower, located in the highest point of the town, was built in 1431 by Giacomo de Tocco. Around the Tower around the first dwellings rose.
*The church of "Collegiata" (1700). The facade is from 1596. Ruined during the French occupation in 1799, it was rebuilt in 1827.
*The church of St. Paulus (1800) situated in the center of Dentecane.

According to the tradition, the church of S. Apollinare and S. Spirito (no more existing) housed frescoes by Giotto.

Pietradefusi hosts is a Cinema Festival in September.


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