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Sant'Agata de' Goti

Sant'Agata de' Goti
Comune
Comune di Sant'Agata de' Goti
Fortifications of Sant'Agata de' Goti
Fortifications of Sant'Agata de' Goti
Sant'Agata de' Goti is located in Italy
Sant'Agata de' Goti
Location of Sant'Agata de' Goti in Italy
Coordinates:
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Province of Benevento (BN)
Frazioni Bagnoli, Faggiano, San Silvestro, Cantinella, Presta, Sant'Anna, Cerreta, Laiano
Government
 • Mayor Carmine Valentino
Area
 • Total 62.9 km2 (24.3 sq mi)
Elevation 156 m (512 ft)
Population (1 January 2008)[1]
 • Total 11,473
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santagatesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 82019
Dialing code 0823
Patron saint St. Alfonso
Saint day August 1
Website Official website

Sant'Agata de' Goti is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 35 km northeast of Naples and about 25 km west of Benevento near the Monte Taburno.

The name does not derive from the Gothic domination of Italy (5th-6th centuries), but from the Gascony family De Goth who held it in the 14th century.

Sant'Agata is not far from the ancient Samnite town of Saticula.

Main sights

  • Cathedral (Duomo), founded in the 10th century. Due to the repeated reconstruction, little remains of the original edifice. The Romanesque crypt shows parts which could belong to several pre-existing buildings, including Roman or earlier ones.
  • Church of Santa Menna (10th century).
  • Castle, used as Ducal Palace.
  • Palace and church of St. Francis (1282).
  • Gothic church of the Annunziata (13th century). It houses 15th-century frescoes, and a diptych of the Annunciation dating to the same age.
  • The Council Room in City Hall was decorated in 1899 by Vincenzo Severino.

References

Sant'Agata de' Goti seen from above
  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.


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