Monuments and natural beauties...

  • Museo della civiltà contadina del Cilento is very interesting. It was made thanks to the work of the schools of the area. In fact these schools have often discovered and maybe saved from destruction, rare objects, examples of past traditions, very important for the local rural culture. In this museum there are different sections; the most interesting is the one dedicated to the reconstruction of a rural house; the one dedicated to textile activities (very important in this area); the one dedicated to olive oil production (with all the instruments used to produce it). The section dedicated to wine is very interesting, too. A real cellar has been recreated. Then there is a historical - religious section, with photos, pictures, posters about local history and the rebellion of XIX century. The religious section shows how farmers were devoted to religion
    Civitella Archaeological sites, where many finds were discovered: tiles, a door with an arch, pots of IV century b.C. Maybe in this area there was a fortified town that controlled the valleys towards Velia sea
    Rural waterworks of XVIII century
    Mill of XVIII century
    Santa Veneranda Church
    San Bartolomeo Church
    San Francesco Church
    Annunziata or Madonna della Civitella Church
    Tezzone Wood


Walls made of large blocks have been discovered in Civitella, there are also foundations of IV century, of Greek-Lucana age.
The town Moio was first mentioned in 1052 when it belonged to Novi barony. The name of this town comes from an ancient stream (affluent of Badolato).
Moio population increased between 1552 and 1595. Trade was very well developed, especially of wood and wine.
The municipality was instituted in 1807 and included also Pellare hamlet. The new municipality was called Pellare-Muoio, and the seat of the town hall was in Pellare.
After the Unity of Italy, the name of the town changed and became Moio della Civitella because a fortress had been discovered near Pellare and Moio: it was the Frurion Civitella, built in the IV century b.C. by Velia.




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