Castelvetere sul Calore

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HISTORICAL NOTES | TOURIST INFORMATION

Historical notes

The little village rises on the top of the hill overlooking the Calore Valley and is set at the foot of the Tuoro and Malandrini Mountains. The name Castelvetere derives from his imposing Castle that was built during the Lombard domination on a rocky platform at 750 metres above sea level.

People settled around the Castle in the second half of the 10th century. The hamlet was first recorded in 991, its lord was Siconolfo, Lombard count of Conza, who donated several properties situated in Castelvetere to "S. Benedetto" monastery in Salerno. In the years between 1142 and 1154 the fortress belonged to a certain lord called Giacomo de Castelvetere and later in 1167 it was donated to Montevergine Abbey. In 1373 the fortress passed to the Filangieri and after in 1426 to the Caracciolo family. Little is known about the Castle as it underwent several changes that transformed the fortress into a magnificent noble residence.

Today the building has a rectangular plan and two upper floors. The corridor is very charming, it has a barrel vault and a courtyard that takes you to the entrance of a private home.

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Tourist Information

 

ATTRACTIONS IN CASTELVETERE SUL CALORE

 

The Castle apartments... for holidays or vacation

Thanks to the restoration process of the medieval village, the Castle has returned to its old beauty and is the right place to spend a fantastic holiday. The tastefully furnished apartments are equipped with Air Conditioning, TV, whirlpool bath etc.

 

CARNIVAL, CULTURAL EVENTS AND SO ON

 

Carnival (each year since 1683)

Festa del Pane Miracoloso (April 28th and 29th)

Maria SS. delle Grazie (July 1st and 2nd)

Sant'Antonio da Padova (August 9th and 10th)

Agosto Castelveterese (August)

 

LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK

 

Ristorante A casa di Giovanna - corso Umberto I, 105 - tel.: +39.0827.65166 - Castelvetere

 

ATTRACTIONS IN CASTELVETERE SUL CALORE

 

The Castle apartments... for holidays or vacation

The Castle has also a reception Hall, a restaurant

and a wonderful panoramic view!

 

Castle Entrance

 

The medieval village and the historic centre with its churches and old palaces are now inhabited

Santa Maria delle Grazie Church

Assunta Church (1808)

The Chapel of Scala Santa (1900)

San Lorenzo Church (1900)

San Michele Church

Lavatoio Fontana Nuova (1882)

De Beaumont Palace (18th century)

Saggese Palace (18th century)

Nargi Palace (20th century)

Matteis Palace (19th century)

Vena Palace (19th century)

Sullo Palace (18th century)

Bimonte Palace (18th century)

Villani Palace (19th century)

De Cristofano Palace (19th century)

Vassallo Palace (18th century)

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If you would like to visit the Middle Ages village in Castelvetere, please, contact us


 



 

 

TYPICAL PRODUCTS

 

Maccaronara (Pasta dish) regional types of wine such as Aglianico and Taurasi, chestnuts


WINE CELLARS

 

Cantina Aminea - Contrada Santa Lucia - tel.: +39.0827.65787 - Castelvetere


 

WHERE TO ENJOY

 

Mountain trekking and picnic area, playground, tennis court and soccer ground

 

Places to go

 

Ruspoli Castle, Torella dei Lombardi

 

 

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