The Municipality of San Mango sul Calore is located within the area of the Calore Valley. It's a village with 1,157 inhabitants, located 470 metres above sea level, at 19 km from Avellino. The territory extends for 14.59 sq km and the adjoining municipalities are: Castelvetere sul Calore, Chiusano di San Domenico, Lapio, Luogosano and Paternopoli.
The etymology of the name comes from the name of an ancient church dedicated to San Magno, a term later changed to “San Mango”, while the addition of the specific “sul Calore” is a clear reference to the area in which the municipality is found. The inhabitants are called Sammanghesi and Saint Theodore of Amasea is their patron saint.
PLACES OF INTEREST
- Hannibal’s Bridge - Ancient architectural work dating back to the late Roman period (first century AD)
- Church of Sant’Anna (Saint Anne) - Gothic style, located in the place of the same name, it preserves the original tuff altar and the numerous frescoes
- Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli (Saint Mary of the Angels) - Modern church, located in the central square of the village, from which a fascinating panorama can be admired
- Church of the Madonna del Carmine (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) - Ancient place of rural worship, in Carpignano, it houses interesting frescoes and oil paintings on canvas
- Church of San Vincenzo (Saint Vincent) - Located near the War Memorial and the Belvedere, it stands out for its bell tower and for the stone portal
- Cavalcade of Saint Anne - Folklore-religious event, held in July
- Fig Festival - Food and wine festival held in July
- Flight of the Angel - Traditional event that takes place annually in the week of Easter
- Feast of Saint Theodore the Martyr - Celebrations in honour of the patron saint, held in August
TYPICAL FOOD AND PRODUCTS
- Fig of San Mango PAT - Typical fruit of the area, with juicy pulp and characteristic flavour
- Red Chestnut of San Mango - Very rare and valuable product, characterised by red skin and yellow fruit
- Taurasi DOCG - Wine of great tradition, made thanks to a very ancient grape variety: well structured, elegant and austere but, at the same time, balanced and tannic; suitable for a very long ageing, also thanks to its structure, minerality, good alcohol content and fullness
- Caciocavallo Silano PDO - Semi-hard cheese, with spun curd, produced with milk from different breeds of cows, including Podolica
The traditional Cavalcade of Saint Anna, which takes place in July, it is accompanied by the launch of consecrated sugared almonds, a symbol of female fertility.
Hannibal’s Bridge, one of the main attractions of the Municipality of San Mango sul Calore, is also known as “Devil’s Bridge”: according to a legend, in fact, it was built by the devil in a single night.
The first settlements in San Mango sul Calore date back, most likely, to the late Roman era, as evidenced by the presence of Hannibal’s Bridge.
Only in medieval times, the foundations were laid for the construction of the current village which, in later times, was administered by several families, including the Malgario, Filangieri, Caracciolo, Mastrogiudice, D’Amore and Fornelli families.
Located in an area with a high seismic risk, San Mango sul Calore was seriously damaged during the earthquakes of 1930 and 1980 that modified, in large part, the ancient physiognomy of the village, without however affecting its charm.
As if suspended in time by the sound of trumpets and a drum roll, under a colourful shower of flowers and sugared almonds, with horses trotting through the streets of the centre, San Mango sul Calore is pure emotion
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San Mango sul Calore
Via Cesare Battisti, 1, 83050 San Mango Sul Calore AV, Italia
Strada Provinciale 57, 83050 San Mango sul Calore AV, Italia
An ancient architectural work dating back to the late Roman period (1st century AD), also…
Località Sant'Anna, 83050 San Mango sul Calore AV, Italia
Gothic in style and located in the area of the same name, it preserves the original tuff altar…
Piazza San Teodoro, 83050 San Mango Sul Calore AV, Italia
A modern religious building, it stands in the highest square of the town, from which you can…
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