Kalpana Kalpana (Editor)


Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Country  Italy
Province / Metropolitan city  Salerno (SA)
Demonym(s)  Scafatesi
Province  Province of Salerno
Local time  Thursday 8:52 PM
Region  Campania
Elevation  12 m (39 ft)
Area  19 km²
Postal code  84018
Dialling code  081
Frazioni  Bagni, Mariconda, San Pietro, Marra-Zaffaranelli, Trentuno, San Vincenzo, Ventotto, San Antonio Vecchio
Weather  14°C, Wind NW at 10 km/h, 70% Humidity
Clubs and Teams  S.S. Scafatese Calcio 1922, Scafati Basket

Scafati [skaˈfaːti] (Latin: Scafatum) is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy.


Map of 84018 Scafati, Province of Salerno, Italy


Scafati is situated on the river Sarno. Under the bridge over the river into the village, the Sarno divides into a primary and two secondary branches. The town is bordered by Angri, Boscoreale, Poggiomarino, Pompei, San Marzano sul Sarno, San Valentino Torio, Sant'Antonio Abate and Santa Maria la Carità.


In the early Middle Ages, the Scafati area was on the border between the Duchy of Benevento (later principality of Salerno) and the Duchy of Naples. The current settlement was created in the 18th century after the area around the Sarno river plain was stripped of the woods and a Royal road was opened in it.

During the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Scafati was the seat of textile workshops and of an artillery magazine, established by king Ferdinand II. Scafati was damaged by falls of pyroclastic rocks in the course of the 1707 Mount Vesuvius eruption.

During World War II, it was liberated from the German occupation by British troops on 28 September 1943.


Scafati Wikipedia