Saturday, May 21, 2022

SAVIGNANO IRPINO AND GREECES - (AV)

In the heart of the Cervaro Valley, in the province of Avellino, it stands Savignano Irpino, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, a small Norman center nestled between the green slopes which slope down towards the two hills of Calvario and Tombola, dominated by the Castello Guevara. Further north, towards the border with Puglia, it rises Greci, a town of Greek origin, which after the mid-1400s became a welcoming ground for a garrison of Albanian soldiers who arrived in the wake of their national hero, General Skanderbeg. From this moment on, a commingling phenomenon between Greek culture and Albanian culture that is still very much alive today and which makes Greeks the only municipality in Campania to host an Albanian ethno-linguistic minority: the community arbëreshë.

 

Example of program

  • Early morning arrival in Savignano Irpino
  • Walk through the streets of the ancient village of Savignano Irpino with a visit to the Angelica Fountain, the Church of Purgatory, the Monument of the Fallen, Palazzo Albani, Castello Guevara
  • Guided tasting of typical products
  • Transfer to Greci
  • Lunch at a local facility
  • Walk through the historic center with a visit to the Church of the Madonna del Caroseno, to the Church of San Bartolomeo, to the Palazzo Lusi-Pleag Museum, to the Palazzo Caccese, to the symbolic places of the arbëreshë community (Rione Breggo)
  • Visit to a local farm (optional)
  • End of activities

 

Useful information

  • The excursion itinerary can be agreed
  • The proposal includes the guide service, does not include any entrance fees
  • Recommended period: from March to November
  • Duration of the visit: full day
  • Recommended for: adults and children
  • The itinerary is accessible to the disabled

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