SALANDRA

Salandra is a centre in the Basento Valley which faces the Salandrella Torrent from its panoramic position.

History

Some consider it to be the ancient Alicantro cited by Roman historians.

Its name derives from the Greek Acheloo-Andros meaning “Men of Acheloo”, from the Greek River Acheloo. Its foundation should therefore have been during the Magno-Greek Era, as demonstrated by the find of the Tavole di Heraclea ( Heraclea Tablets) in the gravel bed of the Salandrella Torrent during 1732.

The remains of a habitation have also been found in its territory, which dates back to the Iron Age. It was found in the S. Vitale locality.

During the Roman era it became a Castrum and maintained its defensive function of the territory during subsequent centuries.
During the XI century, the Normans had the Castle built, of which little remains.

The fief belonged to the following families: Sangineto, Sanseverino, Caracciolo and Revertera.

A visit to the City

In Salandra, one can admire what little remains of the Norman Castle, some nobiliary buildings and the Santissima Trinità Church which was founded during the X century and reconstructed during the XIX century.
The Sant'Antonio Church is also noteworthy. It is situated adjacent to the homonymous convent, which preserves a polyptych from the XVII century and 17th century frescoes.

Place of interest

The remains of the Castle (XII century); Riformati Church and Convent ('500s); Santissima Trinità Church (X century); Sant'Antonio of Padua Church (XVI century); S. Maria Chapel; Palazzo Motta; Palazzo Spaziante; Calanchi Park; Annunziata Church; Madonna Del Monte Church.

Museums

Serafino Museum

Events

Live Manger in January; Pilgrimage to the Madonna dell'Annunziata on 25th March; Procession on Good Friday; Procession of the Vergine al Calvario on Holy Saturday; Procession of the Madonna del Monte on the 4th Sunday in May; Procession of S. Antonio of Padua on 13th June; Procession of the Madonna del Carmine on 16th July; Procession of the Patron Saint, S. Rocco on 16th,17th & 18th August.

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