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Montefredane, Province of Avellino, Campania

Province of Avellino
The origin of this town is medieval, as shown by the feudal castle, built in the 10th century. The territory is rich of woods and mineral springs, and is also renowned for cattle-breeding and dairy products. Some famous people born in Montefredane were poet Oreste Giordano (late 19th century) and writer Berardino de Crescenzo.

Provinces of Campania

Info

  • Altitude: 593 m a.s.l
  • Territory: hilly
  • Population: about 2200 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 83030
  • Phone Area Code: 0825
  • Demonym: montefredanesi
  • Patron Saint: san Nicola celebrated on 6 December
  • Frazioni & Localities: Alimata, Arcella, Boscomagliano, Sant'Egidio, Serra.

History

In the 12th century it was part of the Avellino countdom. It was fiefdom of the noble families of Del Tufo, Capece, Brancaccio and the Caracciolo of Avellino who governed from 1650 to 1806. In 1656 the population was hit by a terrible plague and only many years later a rebirth took place. After the 1980 eartquake the frazione Arcella became the new residence for many displaced families from Irpinia.