Acquiring a car rental in Avellino, Italy is your key to exploring the beautiful Amalfi Coast region and its picturesque cities, castles, villas, and cliff-side villages. The city of Avellino is located in the Campania region of southern Italy, situated on a plain approximately an hour's drive from Naples. Founded by the Samnites prior to Roman rule, the city has an epic archaeological as well as cultural history, which spans more than 2,500 years. Avellino has suffered from turbulent seismic activity throughout its long history and it was struck hard by an earthquake in 1980, which has resulted in renewed investment in infrastructure and tourist-friendly amenities.
There are three notable historic sites in Avellino. The ruins of the ancient city of Avellino (known as Abellinum) can be easily visited via private chauffeur or with a rental car in Avellino, and this destination is located approximately 3 miles east of the modern city in the small village of Atripalda. The ruins include the foundations of a brothel, the city forum, and parts of an aqueduct and amphitheatre. The Avellino Cathedral is also a noteworthy site, with a Romanesque crypt which is believed to have been originally built as a pre-Christian Mithraic worship site. Intriguingly, there are also the remains of a former castle in the city, but because the castle was built at the base of a valley, its strategic purpose continues to puzzle contemporary castle experts. If you're looking for additional suggestions on sites to visit while in Avellino or Italy in general, check out our comprehensive Italy travel guide.
Avellino Trivia: In the television series The Sopranos, mob boss Tony Soprano's family hails from Avellino.
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