Monuments and natural beauties...

  • Feudal Palace, it was the Castellum Lauri by Count Guido of Princes of Salerno
    Santa Maria del Paradiso Church, built in 1520, as the inscription on the ancient architrave testifies. Today it is on the parvis. In the middle there is a trace of the most ancient emblem of Laureana: a laurel. There are some beautiful wood statues portraying the Saints
    Palazzo Cagnano, where Osservatorio Turistico Alento is, it is an information point for tourists
    Annunziata Chapel, built around 1350, with a portal in Gothic style on which the Annunciation is portrayed
    Palazzo Cafarelli
    Casale dell’Aversana
    Museo di storia naturale del Cilento, there are important botanic collections and reconstructions of natural habitats
    San Biagio Church
    Matonti hamlet, with Bambacaro palace and an angular tower
    Palazzo Ametrano/Materazzo
    San Martino hamlet with Palazzo Forte
    Congrega Chapel
    San Martino Church of 1489
    San Francesco wood, with chestnut groves

History...

Between VI and X century the monks lived in this territory and the population lived around the “laure” that is the cells of the monks, creating the first inhabited town that will later become Laureana.
With the Saracen invasion, a castle, Castellum Lauri was built by Count Guido of Princes of Salerno.
The story of Laureana is linked to that of Sanseverino family, from the Conspiracy of Capaccio in 1200 to that of the Barons in 1400, till the betrayal of 1500.
When the barony was dismantled in 1552, Laureana lived a sad period in which she was ruled by different feudatories.
After the abolishment of feudalism, the poor living conditions made brigandage develop.
During Risorgimento Laureana was one of the centres of the Republican Party in the province of Salerno.

 

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