Avellino, the Irpinian chief town, is set among the Partenio Massifs and the Picentini
Mountains. During the Middle Age it was conquered by Lombards, Goths and Normans.
Subsequently Charles I D'Anjou gave the city to the Baron de Montfort. Avellino
knew a golden era during the domination of the powerful Caracciolo family: the most
important architectonic monuments were built in this period; it was included first
in the Principality of Benevento and then in the Salerno's one. Many years later
it became the capital of the "Principatus Ultra Serras Montorii".
The Cathedral, consecrated to the Holy Virgin, dates back to the XII century: over
the years it underwent a series of renovations, which give it its present day Neo-Classic
The Provincial Irpinian Museum, founded in 1889, is divided into three sections:
Archaeology, Modern and the Resurgence.
The Clock Tower, in Baroque style, whose forty metres overlooks the roofs of the
Avellinese homes, and the Bellerofonte Fountain are the very symbols of the city.
Finally, we strongly recommend a visit to Montevergine Sanctuary, where thousands
pilgrims venerate every yera the sacred image of the Holy Virgin.
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