Roscigno Vecchia (SA)
Roscigno is an Italian town of 860 inhabitants in the province of Salerno in Campania. Roscigno is part of the mountain community Alburni, the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano and the Diocese of Teggiano-Policastro. The town’s name is derived from the dialect diction “russignuolo”, ie nightingale. Has an agricultural economy: abound on its territory a lot of land planted with olive trees and vines.
The City of Roscigno is divided into two parts: Roscigno Roscigno Vecchia and Nuova. Roscigno Vecchio, the old town, is a fraction uninhabited for some time due to the presence of several landslides. The historic center of Roscigno begins to empty around the year 1902 due to two orders of civil engineering (the Special Law no. 301 of 7 July 1902 and Law no. 445 of 9 July 1908) which oblige the people to transfer in ‘present location of the country, Roscigno new. Roscigno old currently resides in a single inhabitant (Joseph Spagnuolo) that, after the death of Dorina, the only real last resident moved to one of the old houses, spends his days through the deserted streets of the country where sometimes reaches some tourists, the lone inhabitant (just over 50 years) then took the opportunity to act as a guide. In 2000, the historic center of Roscigno had one inhabitant.
- Seismic Classification: Zone 2 (medium seismicity), Decree PCM. 3274 of 20/03/2003.
The town’s name derives from the historical reconstruction Russino that appears in the writings of 1086 (kept at the Abbey of the Holy Trinity of territorial Cava de ‘Tirreni) when the lord of Corneto (Corleto Monforte) gave the church of S. Venus Abbey of Cava. The small village of Russigno and Ruscigni can be found engraved in many medieval writings.