San Marzano sul Sarno

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San Marzano sul Sarno
Comune di San Marzano sul Sarno
Coat of arms of San Marzano sul Sarno
Coat of arms
San Marzano sul Sarno is located in Italy
San Marzano sul Sarno
San Marzano sul Sarno
Location of San Marzano sul Sarno in Italy
Coordinates: 40°46′10.93″N 14°35′40.78″E / 40.7697028°N 14.5946611°E / 40.7697028; 14.5946611
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
 • Mayor Cosimo Annunziata
 • Total 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 10,205
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sammarzanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84010
Dialing code 081
Patron saint San Biagio

San Marzano sul Sarno is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southern Italy, situated about halfway between Autostrade A3 and A30.


Sarno is located in the Sarno River valley, in which traces of human presence have been found that date back to as early as the 9th-6th centuries BC. San Marzano is first mentioned in 601 AD in a letter by Pope Gregory I. In 1220 Frederick II of Sicily gave it to the abbey of Montevergine, and in 1234 it was acquired by the Filangieri family, who held it until the Angevine conquest of the Kingdom of Naples. Later families who held the title of San Marzano include the Del Tufo, the Mastrili, and the Albertini.

The town suffered damage during World War II.

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