Pignatelli-Della Leonessa Castle, San Martino Valle Caudina

The Castle is inhabited from the Prince.

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HISTORICAL NOTES | TOURIST INFORMATION | FESTIVAL

Historical notes

Pignatelli Castle in San Martino Valle Caudina was built by the Lombards probably in the first half of the 9th century.

The main Portal leads to an impressive Hall of Arms; on the right side we can admire a Chapel consecrated by Cardinal Orsini on october 18, 1706. Just a few metres from the Chapel, you enter into a short hallway that leads up a set of stairs to a The Solar, that was the private quarter used by the Pignatelli family. The upper floor has many rooms with several fireplaces. The south end of the hall leads to the upper floor of the building where we can find the Great Hall, that was a room used by everyone who lived in the Castle. The Great Hall has a marvellous coffer ceiling, a wooden flooring and is richly decorated with wall-paintings of the 17th-18th centuries depicting the most important historical scenes of the della Leonessa family. We can admire frescoes on the eastern wall depicting Carlo III di Durazzo and the Captain Carlo della Leonessa; the frescoes on the western wall depict King Carlo D'Angiò and Guglielmo della Marra; the frescoes on the northern wall depict the field marshal Giovanni della Leonessa and the frescoes on the southern wall depict the King Alfonso d'Aragona and Giacomo della Leonessa. The vaults are decorated with friezes, historical weapons and banners.

The Tower is not taller than ten m. The Keep consists of three levels: a ground floor, and two higher floors; the enormous and robust Donjon was crowned with battlements and loopholes. The building has also three quadrangular Turrets and a cylindrical Tower with loopholes and vertical walls. We can also admire the beautiful garden full of colourful flowerbeds and ornamental plants. At the beginning of the 19th century, the castle was completely abandoned. The impressive building has been recently restored and today its impressive and elegant rooms can be visited by tourists.

 

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Tourist Information
  • Attractions in San Martino Valle Caudina
  • Pignatelli della Leonessa Palace

    Saint John Baptist Church

  • "Santa Caterina" Church
  • Rosary Chapel

 

  • Local products

 

Grapes: "Mangiaguerra" , "Aglianico", Taurasi DOCG, "Coda di Volpe". The "Mela Annurca Campana IGT (Apple)", Partenio's chestnuts, wood fruits, oil, biscuits:"Tarallo di San Palerio", black truffle, mushrooms.


  • FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING
  • Cooperativa San Giorgio (wood fruits and chestnuts)- Via Iardino - tel.: +39.0824.848113
  • Olearia Pancione Eugenio (oil) - Via Iardino
  • Oleificio Del Partenio (oil) - Via Carlo Del Balzo

 


  • WINE CELLARS
  • Tenuta Vitivinicola Vitagliano - tel.: +39.081.5788126
  • Azienda Vitivinicola Clemente Paolo - tel.: +39.0824.841069
  • La Selva Del Duca - Loc. Mafariello
  • Azienda Vitivinicola Grasso Maurizio - Loc. Tufara Valle
  • Azienda Agricola Abate - Via Quercino

 

  • Accommodation
  • Affittacamere Pignatelli Della Leonessa - Via Mulino Vecchio - tel.: +39.338.1580809 - San Martino Valle Caudina
  • Affittacamere L'Aia - Via Cavour - tel.: +39.0824.841706 - San Martino Valle Caudina
  • Affittacamere 'O Capiumm - Piazza XX Settembre - tel.: +39.339.4749724 - San Martino Valle Caudina

 

  • Local food & drink
  • Ristorante Pizzeria Snow White - Via A. Viscione - tel.: +39.389.0591545 - San Martino Valle Caudina
  • Il Veliero - Via Mulino Vecchio - San Martino Valle Caudina
  • Ristorante Pizzeria La Duchessa - Via Mulino Vecchio -tel.: +39.0824.848302 - San Martino Valle Caudina
  • Pizzeria Liberty House - Via Cesinola - tel.: +39.0824.841458 - San Martino Valle Caudina
  • Ristorante Pizzeria Quadrifoglio - Via Iardino - tel.: +39.0824.841080 - San Martino Valle Caudina
  • Trattoria Il Cortile - Via San Felice - tel.: +39.0824.841035 - San Martino Valle Caudina

 

  • Where to enjoy
  • Mafariello, with mineral water source, picnic area, Caudino Falls.

 

 

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Religious Tourism

Come to Irpinia. It's beautiful.

The Sanctuary of "SS. Philomena", Mugnano del Cardinale

The Sanctuary of Carpignano, Grottaminarda

The Sanctuary of "Maria SS. di Montevergine", Mercogliano

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RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL EVENTS

 

Good Friday Procession

Saint John Baptist (June)

Saint Palerio and Saint Equizio (July)

Saint Anthony Procession (1st August Sunday)

"San Martino" Art (August)

"San Martino" Bishop Saint (11th November)

Christmas Novena in the "San Giovanni Battista" Church (16-24th December, h.5,30 a.m.)

Palio dei Catuozzi (24th December)

Illumina la Notte (December)

 

VERY IMPORTANT PERSON

SAINT PALERIO BISHOP

SAINT EQUIZIO DEACON

PIGNATELLI DELLA LEONESSA FAMILY

CARLO DEL BALZO

PAOLO EMILIO IMBRIANI

MATTEO RENATO IMBRIANI

IRMA MELANY SCODNIK

SERAFINO SOLDI

DON GIOVANNI SOLDI

DON ANTONIO MARINI

 






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