Discover the municipality of AirolaThe town of Airola is located at 26 km of Benevento and is located at an altitude of 270 meters.
The town of Airola has its origins in the Roman Empire, at which time several patrician villas were built thanks to the productivity of the land.
In the early Middle Ages, the town centre developed around the castle, and still today shows its ruins to visitors on Monte Oliveto. Later, the town centre expanded along today’s road axis.
After the time of the Anjou, the feud passed to the Della Leonessa family, who held it until 1460. Later, the domain passed under the marquises Alfonso Davalos and Caracciolo, and finally to the De Capua family.
In 1754 the feudal lord of Airola, Bartolomeo De Capua, granted free of charge the water of the Fizzo’s fount to feed the waterfalls in the Park of the Royal Palace of Caserta.
King Charles III of Bourbon expressed his gratitude for the generous gesture by giving Airola the title of “City”.
After 1806, due to the overthrow of the feudal system, Airola was incorporated into the territory of Lavolo. It then became an administrative part of the province of Benevento following the unification of Italy.
As of today, the population of Airola is around 8000 residents and the local agricultural production consists mainly of: fruit and olives on Monteoliveto. In addition, the local economy also consists of wine production, textile, food and wood industry.
How to get to Airola ?
From Pescara: Take the A14 motorway, exit at Termoli and continue in the direction of Boiano-Benevento. Then continue on Strada Statale 7 Appia in the direction of Caserta. Once you have passed Montesarchio, take the Airola exit.
From Rome: Take the A1 motorway, exit at Caianello and continue in the direction of Benevento. Continue on State Road 7 Appia towards Caserta. Once you have passed Montesarchio, take the Airola exit.
From Naples – Caserta: Take the A1 motorway, exit at Caserta Sud-Maddaloni. Then continue on the Strada Statale 7 Appia in the direction of Benevento. Once you have passed the town of Arpaia, take the Airola exit.
From Salerno – Avellino: Take the A16 motorway, exit at Benevento. Continue on Strada Statale 7 Appia towards Caserta. Once you have passed the town of Montesarchio, take the Airola exit.
From Bari: Take the A16 motorway, Benevento exit. Continue on Strada Statale 7 Appia towards Caserta. Once you have passed the town of Montesarchio, take the Airola exit.