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Poggioreale

Piazza Elimo

The new Poggioreale is displaced on overlapping bastions, each one in a ring around a circular square; the scenographic piazza Elimo was designed by the famous architect Paolo Portoghesi. However, the identity of Poggioreale is not to be found in its new inhabited centre, but in the striking ruins of the old “ghost town” which was abandoned following the earthquake of 1968. In the later archaeological site of “Castellazzo” one can discover the most ancient history of the territory and enjoy one of the most suggestive views over the province that anyone could imagine. If the agricultural vocation of the territory is seen in the small ethno-anthropological Museum, the town regularly becomes animated with festivals and events which offer the visitor the flavours and colours of ancient traditions, including the Sagra della ricotta e dei Formaggi – Ricotta and Cheese Festival, the Sagra della Muffuletta – Muffuletta Festival and the Calici di stelle – Chalices of the stars.

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The beauties di (en)Poggioreale

Municipal theatre Poggioreale
TEATRO COMUNALE
the municipal theatre, an uncompleted work designed by Luigi Giocondo presents itself with...
muffuletta Poggioreale
MUFFULETTA
Typically local is the muffuletta, a soft roll with a strong aroma of wild fennel, to be eaten...
Paesaggio Poggioreale
PAESAGGI COLLINARI COLTIVATI A VIGNETI E ULIVETI
Green hills, a mountain, a knoll fit for a king: this is the natural scenery of Poggioreale...
Ruins of Poggioreale Poggioreale
VEDUTA DEL VECCHIO CENTRO STORICO
For centuries the town developed as a agricultural centre, until the night between the 14th and...
Archaeological site on Mount Castellazzo Poggioreale
AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI MONTE CASTELLAZZO
On Mount Castellazzo there is an interesting archaeological site where recent excavations have...
Ethno-anthropological Museum Poggioreale
MUSEO ETNO-ANTROPOLOGICO
Connected to the Town Library is the museum which holds the historic mementoes of the population...
Chapel of Sant’Antonio da Padova Poggioreale
CAPPELLA SANTO PATRONO ANTONIO DA PADOVA
Dedicated to the Patron Saint, Antonio of Padua, the chapel has a centric layout and a courtyard...
Squartucciati Poggioreale
SQUARTUCCIATI
Sheets of pasta filled with minced figs made into symbolic shapes and artistically engraved with...

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