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Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and discover the hidden treasures of Pietrastornina a captivating town in Campania: – Pietrastornina is a small town in the province of Avellino, in the Campania region of southern Italy. It is located about 40 kilometers east of Naples, on the slopes of the Partenio mountain range. Pietrastornina has a population of about 1,500 people, who are called Pietrastorninesi. It is known for its ancient history, its natural beauty, and its local products. The town was founded by the Osci, an ancient Italic people, and later became part of the Roman Empire. Pietrastornina preserves some traces of its past, such as the ruins of a Roman aqueduct, a medieval castle, and several churches and chapels. The most notable church is the Chiesa Madre della Santissima Annunziata, which dates to the 12th century and features a Romanesque bell tower and a Baroque interior. Pietrastornina is surrounded by a green landscape, rich in flora and fauna. The town is part of the Regional Park of Partenio, which covers an area of about 15,000 hectares and includes several natural and cultural attractions. One of the most striking features of Pietrastornina is the Rocky Spire, a huge rock formation that rises above the town and offers a panoramic view of the valley. The spire is also a popular destination for rock climbers and hikers. Pietrastornina is also famous for its gastronomy, especially its cheese and wine. The town produces a variety of cheeses, such as caciocavallo, scamorza, and provola, which are made from the milk of local cows and sheep. Pietrastornina is also home to the Aglianico wine, a red wine with a full-bodied and fruity flavor, which has been awarded the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) status, the highest quality label for Italian wines. Pietrastornina hosts several festivals and events throughout the year, where visitors can taste and buy these products, as well as enjoy the music, art, and traditions of the town. Pietrastornina is a charming and welcoming town, where visitors can experience the authentic and genuine spirit of Campania. It is a place where history, nature, and culture blend together, creating a unique and unforgettable destination.

The Strada Statale 374 in is the main road through the town of Pietrastornina. (Photos 1-2-3-4-5-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-21-22-23-27-32) – Corso Partenio is part of the Strada Statale 374 in the very centre of the town. (Photos 6-30-31) – Via Roma is part of the Strada Statale 374 which runs from close to Piazza Vittorio Veneto to the outskirts of the town. (Photos 15-16-17-18-19-20-24-25-26) – Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Pietrastornina takes its name from the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, which occurred in 1918 during World War I. Despite being named after a battle that took place over a century ago, it remains extremely picturesque. (Phot 28) – Piazzale Salvatore Iermano is small squre in Pietrastornina and is home to the town hall. (Photo 29)

Pietrastornina Cuisine: – Pietrastornina is known for its production of chestnuts, honey, and e1. Some of the typical dishes of Pietrastornina are: – Polenta di castagne: a porridge made with chestnut flour, water, and salt, often served with cheese, sausage, or mushrooms. – Miele di castagno: a dark and aromatic honey made from the nectar of chestnut flowers, used as a sweetener or a condiment. – Vino di Pietrastornina: a red wine made from Aglianico grapes, with a ruby colour and a fruity aroma, aged in oak barrels.

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Photo Gallery of Walk – SS374 to Corso Partenio – SS374
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The walk starts in – SS374 – Corso Partenio – SS374 – Via Roma – Back along SS374 – Back along Via Roma – Back along SS374 – Piazza Vittorio Veneto – Aldo Moro, Piazzale Salvatore Iermano – Corso Partenio – SS374