Comune

Roscigno

Roscigno, (Salerno)
Roscigno is a small town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It is on the slope of Monte Pruno.GeographyRoscigno is situated in the central area of Cilento. It is within Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park and the Cilento World Heritage Site.The town is divided in Roscigno Nuova (New Roscigno, simply referred as Roscigno), the new settlement built after a landslide at the old settlement; now named Roscigno Vecchia (Old Roscigno), distant 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from the "new town".Main sightsRoscigno VecchiaRoscigno Vecchia (Old Roscigno, also named Roscigno Vecchio) is an example of a 19th-century rural town developed around a central square and a church unmodified by modern architectural or infrastructural changes.It has been completely abandoned since the early 20th century, when the population moved to Roscigno Nuovo due to a landslide. Now open for tourism, the ghost town was declared an eco museum in the early 21st century. Nearby, and also in the province of Salerno, there is another example of ghost town: the old village of Romagnano al Monte.Monte PrunoSome 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) outside the town is the archaeological site on Monte Pruno, a settlement of the Oenotrians and the Lucani (7th-3rd centuries BC).ReferencesExternal linksOfficial website (Italian)Roscigno Vecchia website (Italian)

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