Gesualdo (town)

:"This article is about the Italian town, for the composer see: Carlo GesualdoInfobox CityIT
img_coa = Gesualdo-Stemma.gif
official_name = Gesualdo
region = Campania
province = Avellino (AV)
elevation_m = 640
area_total_km2 = 27
population_as_of = December 31, 2004
population_total = 3828
population_density_km2 = 142
timezone = CET, UTC+1
coordinates = coord|41|00|N|15|04|E
frazioni =Torre dei Monaci, Piano della Croce
telephone = 0825
postalcode = 83040
gentilic = Gesualdini
saint = St. Nicholas
day =
mayor = Carmine Petruzzo (since June 13, 2004)
website = [http://www.comune.gesualdo.av.it/ www.comune.gesualdo.av.it]

Gesualdo is an Italian comune in the region of Campania, province of Avellino, with about 3,800 inhabitants.

Surrounding municipalities are Sturno, Villamaina, Frigento, Fontanarosa, Grottaminarda.

Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci is making a movie about the dramatic Carlo Gesualdo's life and music. German director Werner Herzog also shot a movie in the village ("Tod für fünf Stimmen").

The village has many churches, fountains, great belvederes, and a castle dating to the Middle Ages, which has been partially rebuilt since the Irpinia earthquake in 1980. The castle was long the home of Renaissance nobleman, composer, and murderer Carlo Gesualdo, who was Prince of Venosa and known for his madrigals. The village is also the home of the prominent Cerullo family.

External links

* [http://carlogesualdo.altervista.org Gesualdo e Carlo Gesualdo ]
* [http://www.carlogesualdo.eu www.carlogesualdo.eu]
* [http://www.gesualdo.eu www.gesualdo.eu]


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