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Castronuovo Sant'Andrea

Inhabitants: 1105
Altitude: 650 above s.l.

The first part of the name suggests it used to be a military post. The village, in which S. Andrea Avellino was born, was in fact founded around a stronghold built as defense against barbarians. When Greek monks arrived, the place also gained religious harmony. The most important religious building is the Mother Church (18th century). The chapels of S. Maria delle Grazie, S. Andrea and S. Maria La Stella are also worth visiting. And don’t miss the Fosso dello Strittolo (stalactites cave), the many woods and springs, not to mention the religious festivals and Carnival, during which it’s usually made the musical instrument called "cupi-cupi".


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