Avellino

Destination Weddings in Avellino

Avellino is located in the Sabato Valley and in the region of Campania. Little remains of the original architecture, since the bombings in 1943 and the earthquakes of 1930 and 1980 damaged the town. The town lies high above sea level in a wide green valley in the Irpinia uplands. An ancient Irpinian center, it became a Roman colony and busy agricultural and trading centre in 209 AD.

The economy of the town is still based on an active agricultural and livestock market. Small local factories produce foods, textiles and furniture. Public administration offers employment in the service sector, but industry is still underdeveloped to date. The chestnut and other nut factories are significant to the area, as are the wineries that produce the famous Fiano di Avellino, Aglianico, Greco di Tufo and Taurasi wines. The natural beauty of the area and the many archeological and cultural sites attract many tourists to the area, and creates a perfect setting for a glorious wedding.

The town still retains a medieval flavor and contains interesting landmarks. the Duomo, of Romanesque origins, with later additions, the Palazzo della Dogana, the 17th century Palazzo Caracciolo, and the nearby Montevergine Sanctuary are popular tourist sites. The Museo Irpino displays archaeological finds ranging from the neolithical to the Roman era. A Benedictine convent and the pilgrimage shrine of Monte Vergine can be found nearby. The Neo-classical Cathedral, which was rebuilt in the 18th century, a 12th-century cathedral, and the ruins of a ninth-to-tenth century castle are of special interest to Avellino visitors. Because of its unusual history and the reconstructive environment of the area, Avellino makes a wonderful destination for a thematic marriage ceremony.