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Valle Agricola, Province of Caserta, Campania

Province of Caserta
The origins of the earliest settlements in the area go back to Samnite times, to the 4th century BC, on the wide terracing of San Nicandro, a location which ensured an optimal lookout point and a natural strategic defense due to the impervious area.
In medieval times the town was called "Vallis Pratae" as it was dependent on the barony of Prata Sannita. In 1814 it became an autonomous municipality with the name of Valle di Prata, which in 1863 was changed to Valle Agricola.

Provinces of Campania

Info

  • Population: about 840 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 81010
  • Phone Area Code: 0823
  • Demonym: valligiani
  • Patron Saint: San Rocco of Montpellier, celebrated on 16 August
  • Frazioni & Localities: Camposiello, Cese, Pozzo, San Nicandro.

What to see

  • Church of Santa Croce, also named after the Santissima Annunziata, it was built together with a small hospital in an isolated position, along the road to Prata, and hosts a remarkable 17th-century altarpiece and a 15th-century fresco representing the Blessing Creator.
  • Church of San Sebastiano, an ancient parish church with a baptismal font dated 1574.
  • The Pandone Tower, circular sighting tower overlooking the center, built in the 15th century by the Pandone counts, as can be seen by thir coat of arms.