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Guardia Lombardi, Province of Avellino, Campania

Province of Avellino
Located on a high hill from where it is possible to enjoy a wide view of the valley of the Ofanto river and the volcanic territory of the Ansando valley, Guardia Lombardi rises among beautiful forests of chestnut trees and vineyards producing some of the best wines in Italy.

Provinces of Campania

Info

  • Altitude: 998 m a.s.l
  • Territory: mountainous
  • Population: about 1600 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 83040
  • Phone Area Code: 0827
  • Demonym: guardiesi
  • Patron Saint: San Leone IX celebrated on 19 April
  • Frazioni & Localities: Borgo Le Taverne, Carmasciano, Case Siconolfi, Fiumara, Forche, Frassino, Lagoni, Lazzare, Masseria Maiorano, Melio, Papaloia, Piani, Piano d'Occhio, Pietri, Rione Forche, Rione Fornace, Rione Montemarano, Santa Maria dei Manganelli, Sasso, Taverne.

History

The town was built around an ancient fortress and its name can be found in a document of the eleventh century by a Deacon from Cassino who wrote about Pope Leone XV that travelled from Cassino to Melfi in the year 1054.