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Comune di Bisaccia
Bisaccia is located in Italy
Location of Bisaccia in Italy
Coordinates: 41°0′47″N 15°22′32″E / 41.01306°N 15.37556°E / 41.01306; 15.37556Coordinates: 41°0′47″N 15°22′32″E / 41.01306°N 15.37556°E / 41.01306; 15.37556
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Province of Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Calaggio, Macchitella, Oscata, Pastina, Pedurza, Piani San Pietro, Tuoro
 • Total 101.41 km2 (39.15 sq mi)
Elevation 860 m (2,820 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 4,148
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bisaccesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83044
Dialing code 0827
ISTAT code 064011
Patron saint Sant'Antonio di Padova
Saint day 13 June [1]
Website Official website[permanent dead link]

Bisaccia is an Italian town and comune, population 4,382, situated in the province of Avellino. It borders the communes of Andretta, Aquilonia, Calitri, Guardia Lombardi, Lacedonia, Scampitella and Vallata.

Bisaccia has its own Bisaccese dialect.


Bisaccia's Castle, made by the Lombards, was repaired by Emperor Frederick II, who went to hunt in the woods near Bisaccia. Famous writers as Torquato Tasso and Francesco de Sanctis visited Bisaccia.

After the 1980 Irpinia earthquake, a new town was built near the historic centre.

Ecclesiastical History[edit]

It was a bishopric from before 1100; in 1540, the Diocese of Bisaccia was suppressed and its territory merged into the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi–Bisaccia, which became the present Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi–Conza–Nusco–Bisaccia.

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