PRAIA A MARE MONTEVERGINE DI MERCOGLIANO


12 May 2018
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Saturday
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209 km
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MONTEVERGINE DI MERCOGLIANO

A hamlet of Mercogliano, in the province of Avellino, it is home to the Catholic sanctuary with the same name at an altitude of 1,263 m.

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GALLERY

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FOOD

Fresh pasta (cavatelli, orecchiette, fusilli); second courses with char-grilled meat; nougat.

WINE

Docg Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo (white); Docg Taurasi (red, from Aglianico grape varieties).

MAIN SIGHTS

Montevergine Sanctuary (ancient Basilica, 17th century; Cathedral Basilica, 20th century), Montevergine cable railway, Parco regionale del Partenio (regional park).

HISTORY

Population: 12,000 (Mercogliano)

Foundation: 6th century

Ancient name: Castrum Mercuriani

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