The new small town of Melito is pleasantly situated on the right side of the river Ufita, nearly 2 miles from the old medieval town.
After the earthquake of 1962, the old medieval town of Melito was abandoned and pulled down for safety reasons.
At this location you can actually find only the Melito's Castle ruins: you can see the curtain Walls and a rectangular floor plan courtyard.
Over the years, the Castle, built in Norman times, was transformed into a magnificent residence in the 17th century and passed to several aristocratic families such as the Pisanelli family and finally to the Pagano who were the owners from 1770 to 1806.
VISITING IRPINIA CASTLES by Tina Rigione The first guidebook in English, interactive and multimedia, which takes you between the Castelli d'Irpinia, and not only, with a click or a tap: archaeological sites, city walls, towers, medieval villages, palaces and religious monuments, hundreds of original photos collected in photo galleries and video spots, interactive maps, 90 verification and learning tests for children and teenagers and adults, terminology glossary and references to historical figures, main typical products, important cultural events; direct links to the e-mail box to request information on availability and on tourist routes and / or to visit the historical sites; direct links to the website to access the pages in Italian, English, German and Japanese, direct links to social media Facebook, Twitter, Blogger; Back Stage and notes from the author. Apple ID: 1471103747 - ISBN: 9788888332284
What to do, see and visit in Avellino and in the province, in the beautiful Irpinia, at incredibly low prices?