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Sala Consilina is located in the Campania Region of Italy. As one of the main towns in the area and the largest one in the Vallo di Diano, Sala Consilina is included in the Province of Salerno. The history of the location of Sala Consilina starts with the village of Consilinum, which was founded here in the Roman era. The population in Sala Consilina reaches approximately 12,705 inhabitants.
Top Attractions within Sala Consilina
The Acciari Palace is one of the main landmarks of Sala Consilina. The monumental building dates back to the year 1735, when it belonged to the family with the same name. The architecture of the palace is the one that catches the eye, due to the fact that it has an impressive facade, on which you can see two great columns, which sustain a portal with the family's coat of arms, as well as a small loggia with reinforced massive stone balustrades.
The Norman Castle is located on top of a hill near Sala Consilina. The location of the castle was chosen in the year 1000 by Norman Duke Robert Guiscard and was supposed to watch over the former village, which today represents the site of the new city. Throughout the years, the castle has changed owners several times and was submitted to reconstruction periods in order to maintain its historical image.
The Church of San Stefano in Sala Consilina is a valuable religious monument. At its origins, it was a Norman church, as this is the period from which the foundation has been identified, around the 12th century. One of the main attractions inside of the church is the table painted by Giovanni Di Gregorio, envisioning Our Lady of Consolation with several Saints.
The Antiquarium Comunale in Sala Consilina is managed by the Archaeological Superintendence of Salerno. The museum holds artifacts from all the historic periods, starting with several remains from the Iron Age. Together with the museum, in the same location, you can also visit the Municipal Library and maybe find some great books for your vacation.