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The symbol of Rocca San Felice is the Castle that dominates the entire town and to which the legend of the ghost of Margaret of Austria is linked.
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The castle  |
The castle
The castle  |
The castle
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Rocca San Felice
Entrance gate to the castle area  | Tancredi Lisena - e-borghi Community
Entrance gate to the castle area
Tancredi Lisena - e-borghi Community
Detail of the alley
Detail of the alley "Ucchelo"
Tancredi Lisena - e-borghi Community
The fountain with secular lime  | Tancredi Lisena - e-borghi Community
The fountain with secular lime
Tancredi Lisena - e-borghi Community
Panorama with medieval castle  | Tancredi Lisena - e-borghi Community
Panorama with medieval castle
Tancredi Lisena - e-borghi Community

About the village

The village of Rocca San Felice, of Lombard origin, stands on the border between the territories of Salerno and Avellino in Campania.

The symbol of the town is certainly the Castle that dominates the entire village and to which the legend of the ghost of Margaret of Austria is linked. Also noteworthy is the Sanctuary of Santa Felicita, built around the fourth century to replace the cult of the Goddess Mefite, and the Mother Church of Santa Maria Maggiore.

Finally, the archaeological area of the Ansanto Valley, which houses the Mefite, a small lake of sulphurous origin located between the municipalities of Villamaina, Torella dei Lombardi and Rocca San Felice, is well worth a visit.This denomination originates from the population of the Hirpini who, having settled down near the lake, asked the Goddess Mefite, venerated by most of the populations of southern Italy, for wealth and protection.A sanctuary was also dedicated to her, built around the 7th century BC.

Numerous objects from various civilizations have been found near the temple, including amphorae, terracottas and the altar of the Goddess Mefite, preserved in the Capodimonte Museum. The pond, on the other hand, consists of a puddle of water no more than two meters deep and 40 meters in perimeter that boils due to the emission of subsoil gases, consisting mainly of carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid. Because of this the surrounding area is almost devoid of vegetation and animal population, with the exception of a very rare small woody plant, the anxious Genista.

Village of Rocca San Felice
Municipality of Rocca San Felice

province of Avellino
Region Campania

Inhabitants: 843
Altitude center: 750 m a.s.l.

Municipality of Rocca San Felice
Via Vincenzo Maria Santoli 8 - Rocca San Felice (AV)
Tel. 0827-45031

BY CAR

  • Take the A16 Napoli-Bari highway and exit at Avellino est. Continue on the SS Ofantina towards Montella-Lioni.

BY PLANE

  • Naples Capodichino Airport.

Sleep, eat, buy...

Capitalhouse Mercogliano
Via A. Ramiro Marconi, 24 - 83013, Mercogliano (Avellino)
35.04 Kilometers from Rocca San Felice

Events

from
saturday
15
august, 2020
to sunday 16 august 2020

Medieval holidays

sunday
16
august, 2020

Festival of the Courtyards

thursday
14
january, 2021

San Felice

sunday
2
may, 2021

Fairs of S. Felicita

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