Savignano Irpino, a small village in the province of Avellino, located on the border with Puglia, is nestled between the green hills of Tombola and Calvario, dominating the Cervaro Valley.
A country rich in history, art and traditions, where free time and relaxation coexist, thanks to peaceful walks in the historic center, to admire architectural beauties, and to pleasant excursions in pure and silent nature. For its historical and naturalistic beauties, it is included in the circuit of “The most beautiful villages in Italy” and has obtained the recognition of “sustainable country”.
The medieval village of Savignano Irpino develops between the Mother Church of S. Nicola and S. Anna – erected on a medieval sacred building, and equipped with a bell tower built as a watchtower – and the Guevara Castle, a building of Norman origin which takes its name from the Spanish family that dominated these lands for a long time.
Other places of worship of particular interest are the Church of Purgatory – dating back to the nineteenth century, with a bell tower whose clock marks the hours of Savignano – and the Church of the Madonna delle Grazie, also known as the “Church of the people”, because to want its construction were the local farmers.
Among the civil buildings of particular interest there is Palazzo Orsini, built in 1727 at the behest of Pope Benedict XIII, and conceived as a place of welcome for pilgrims passing through the area. Currently seat of the Town Hall.
The symbol of the town is undoubtedly the Angelica Fountain, called by the Savignanesi “Fountain of the ducks” due to the presence of three cast iron ducks from whose beaks the fresh waters of the springs of Monte Sant’Angelo gush out.
Savignano is also equipped with equipment and sports facilities of considerable interest: a municipal swimming pool, a football field, a five-a-side football pitch, and tennis courts and a bowling green.
There are numerous gastronomic delicacies, handcrafted: Ravece DOP oil, dairy products, cured meats, honey and hand-made pasta ( orecchiette and cicatelli ), which have always been an art and a tradition.
In the summer months it is possible to participate in various cultural, religious and gastronomic events, such as “SavignanEstate”, an appointment that during the month of August, for about forty years now, has seen the organization of numerous events, demonstrations and concerts, thanks to the collaboration between the Municipal Administration and the local associations.
In addition, in the first ten days of August, Savignano hosts the “Festival of orecchiette” every year with pasta which, as per tradition, is rigorously made by the skilled hands of the women of the town. This – which since 1977 has been a historic event that has attracted hundreds of aficionados even from the nearby provinces – has been accompanied by the “Cicatielli and Green Beans Festival”, another typical Savignano dish, for some years now.
The “Feast of the patron saint Anna” is celebrated on 25, 26 and 27 July, with a rich program of religious and civil celebrations.
Also important is the “Savignanese Carnival” with the traditional parade of allegorical floats, masks and musical and dancing shows.