Discover the municipality of San Salvatore TelesinoThe town of San Salvatore Telesino is located at 32 km of Benevento and is located at an altitude of 95 meters.
The municipality has around 4,000 inhabitants, is located near the Telesina state road and its economy is based on the production and trade of dairy products, fruit and vegetables, cereals and olives.
San Salvatore Telesino takes its name from the Benedictine monastery of the same name, which was founded by the Lombards and recently restored. The monastery hosted Roger the Norman and St Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, several times.
On the way to Telese Terme, you can admire the ancient wall of Telesia, which during the Punic War was occupied first by Hannibal and then by Quintus Fabius Maximus.
Following the Saracen invasions in 847 AD and the earthquake of 1349, Telesia was abandoned by its inhabitants. Some of the fleeing inhabitants were welcomed into the Benedictine monastery and were given a piece of land on which to build a new town. From then on, the village took the name ‘Casale di San Salvatore’.
After the decline of the Benedictines, the land became the property of Giovanni Monsorio. Later, it passed into the hands of the Carafa family, who held it until the abandonment of the feudal system in 1806. After the unification of Italy, the village was integrated into the province of Benevento.
The village was severely affected by the plague of 1656 and the earthquake of 1688.
The area is also home to the Grassano Tourist Park, which covers an area of over 120,000 square metres. This park is entirely crossed by the Rio Grassano, in which numerous water activities are carried out.
How to get to San Salvatore Telesino ?
From Pescara: take the A14 motorway, exit Termoli and continue in direction of Boiano – Benevento. Follow direction Caianello and exit at San Salvatore Telesino.
From Rome: take the A1 motorway, exit Caianello. Continue in direction of Benevento and exit at San Salvatore Telesino.
From Naples – Caserta: take the A1 motorway, exit Caserta Sud – Maddaloni. Continue towards Fondo Valle Isclero and exit at San Salvatore Telesino.
From Salerno – Avellino: take the A16 motorway, exit Benevento. Continue towards Caianello and exit at San Salvatore Telesino.
From Bari: take the A16 motorway, exit Benevento. Continue to Caianello and exit at San Salvatore Telesino.