Taurano, Province of Avellino, Campania, Italy
Even though the town's origin is medieval and later it was a fiefdom of various families such as the Del Balzo, Orsini di Nicola, and Lancellotti.
Many Roman ruins have been found, like a roman villa of the first century AD with baths and a mosaic floor. In the area of Pantanelli and Fraconia two roman houses were found: in one there is a tuff cave with early Christian graffiti. More studies will probably allow to reconstruct the ancient history of the place, which must have been a settlement of importance in Roman times.
Altitude: 300 m a.s.l Population: ca. 1600 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 83020 * Phone Area Code: 081 * Patron Saint: Madonna del Rosario, Santa Maria Assunta * Frazioni & Localities: Scalzapreti, Sant' Angelo, Torre, Pantanielli, Fraconia.
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