Infobox CityIT
img_coa = sarno-Stemma.gif
img_coa_small = yes
official_name = Comune di Sarno
region = Campania
province = Salerno (SA)
elevation_m = 30
area_total_km2 = 39
population_as_of = december 31, 2004
population_total = 31580
population_density_km2 = 795
timezone = CET, UTC+1
coordinates = coord|40|49|N|14|37|E
frazioni = Foce, Lavorate, Episcopio
telephone = 081
postalcode = 84087
gentilic = Sarnesi
saint = St. Michael
day = May 8
mayor =
website = []

Sarno is a town of Campania, Italy, in the province of Salerno, 20 km northeast from the city of Salerno and 60 km east of Naples by the main railway.

It lies at the foot of the Apennines, near the sources of the Sarno River, called Sarnus in ancient times, a stream connected by canal with Pompei and the sea.

Paper, cotton, silk, linen and hemp are manufactured. The travertine which forms round the springs of the Sarno was used even at ancient Pompeii as building material.


Before its incorporation with the domains of the crown of Naples, Sarno gave its name to a county held in succession by the Orsini, Coppola, Suttavilla and Colonna families.

Main sights

Sarno has the ruins of a medieval Castle, which belonged to Count Francesco Coppola, who took an important part in the conspiracy of the barons against Ferdinand II of Aragon in 1485.

Walter III of Brienne is buried in the ancient church of "Santa Maria della Foce", rebuilt in 1701.


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