The Angevin Tower in Summonte

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Historical notes

Summonte rises on a rock in the midst of the Partenio Mountains at 738 m. altitude.

The origins of the Castle can be traced back to the second half of the 8th century. The origins of the hamlet are vague, probably date back to the second half of 5th century as the population who came from the ancient town of Nola, Abella and Abellinum settled in Summonte to escape from the vandalic raids.

In 1138 the Norman troops besieged the Castle, that was the beginning of a long war between those who were loyal to Rainolfo, count of Avellino and those who were loyal to Roger II King of Sicily who conquered Summonte.

In 1183 the fief was held by the Malerba Family. The Castle saw additions and was rebuilt in Angevin style in the second half of the 13th century. In 1340 the fief and the Castle were given to the della Leonessa Family and after to the Caracciolo.

Today we can admire only the 16 m. high Angevin Tower lately restored and the Curtain Walls.

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Tourist information

 

Attractions in Summonte

 

Arch and Church of Saint "Nicola di Bari"

Town Hall Museum

 

WHERE TO ENJOY

 

Partenio Regional Park - via Borgonuovo, 25 - tel.: +39.0825.691166

Natural Resort Urupreta - Urupreta Hut - coffee house, catering industry, infopoint, typical products, trekking, climbing - tel.: +39.0825.691727

 

Places to go

 

Piazza della Dama - frazione Embriciera di Summonte

Maria SS Addolorata Churh - frazione Starze di Summonte

The Sanctuary of "Maria SS di Montevergine", Mercogliano Castle, The Abbey of Loreto

 

Local products

 

Chestnuts, truffles, hazelnuts, porcini, strawberries, Fiano of Avellino DOCG, walnut liqueur


WINE CELLARS

 

Azienda Vinicola Ciro Picariello - via Marroni - tel.: +39.0825.702516

Agriturismo e Cantine Guido Marsella - via Marroni, 1 - tel.: +39.0825.691587

 


DAIRIES

Azienda Lattiero Casearia Carmine Cristiano - via Arco San Nicola - tel.: +39.0825.691456

 


FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING

 

Azienda La Frutticola (dried fruit production) - via Toppole - tel.: +39.0825.36575

Torronificio Il Casale (that produces the famous Italian Christmas candy also known as Torrone) - via Quadrazzo, 50

Liquorificio Monterbae srl (that produces delicious liqueurs) - via Borgonuovo, 59 - tel.: +39.0825.691452

 

 

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SPECIAL THANKS TO

Comune di Summonte

 

Accommodation

 

Agriturismo Masseria Ri Coccia - via Pezzolle, 18 - Summonte - tel.: +39.0825.702221

Agriturismo La Margherita - via Starze II - Summonte - tel.: +39.0825.30455

Complesso Turistico Alberghiero Set Fair - via Piana, 12 - Summonte - tel.: +39.0825.691110


Galassia Park Hotel - Località Chiusa di Sopra - Ospedaletto - tel.: +39.0825.691183 - prenotazioni@galassiaparkhotel.it

 

LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK

 

Ristorante Il Trifolaio - via Borgonuovo - tel.: +39.0825.691777

Ristorante Da Feluccio - via Castellone - +39.0825.691667

Ristorante e Pizzeria Le Fontanelle - via Marroni, 4 - tel.: +39.0825.691525

Ristorante Il Respiro - via Selvaiano - +39.0825.691555

Locanda La Molara - via Campo di Maio - tel.: +39.0825.691511

 

 

Sentieri Mediterranei (July)

Transhumance and typical products Festival (June)

Madonna and Saint Anthony's Feast (July)

Furnace Folk Festival (July)

Fusillo past Feast (September)

Chestnuts Feast (October)

Saint Nicola's Feast (December)

 

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