Discover the municipality of Sant'Agata de' GotiThe town of Sant'Agata de' Goti is located at 35 km of Benevento and is located at an altitude of 159 meters.
The municipality has more than 10,000 inhabitants, is located on the western face of Mount Taburno and borders the province of Caserta. The town has Roman and Samnite origins.
Its name is linked to the colony of Gothic warriors who survived Totila’s defeat in 553 and settled in the area as citizens of the empire.
Sant’Agata de’Goti was an important administrative seat under the rule of the Lombards. Later, the territory became a possession of the Normans.
The municipality was an episcopal seat from the 10th century. Among the bishops who ruled it are Felice Peretti, Pope Sixtus V and Saint Alphonso de’ Liquori, founder of the Redemptorist Congregation and author of the Christmas carol ‘Tu scendi dalle stelle’.
The village was later donated to one of the most important families of the Neapolitan nobility.
The feud belonged to the Della Ratta, Acquaviva, Coscia and Carafa families. The latter remained in power until the end of the feudal system in 1806.
Since 2004, the municipality has been part of the ‘Bandiera Arancione’ village together with more than 100 locations throughout Italy, selected and certified by the Italian Touring Club. The Touring’s quality label is awarded to small inland villages, which stand out for the excellence of their service and hospitality based on more than 250 tourist and environmental parameters, which are regularly checked according to the needs and opinions of travellers. In addition, Sant’ Agata de’ Goti has been part of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages in Italy’ circuit since 2012.
The municipality’s local production consists of oil, wine, fruit, vegetables, cereals and pulses. In addition, production also consists of high-quality wines. White, red and rosé wines are produced in Sant’Agata De’ Goti, the most renowned with DOC denomination being Sant’Agata De’Goti Falanghina and Sant’Agata dei Goti Aglianico riserva.
How to get to Sant'Agata de' Goti ?
From Pescara: take the A14 motorway, exit at Termoli and continue in direction of Boiano-Benevento (Strada Statale n. 88), exit at Santa Croce del Sannio.
From Rome: take the A1 motorway, exit at Caianello and continue in direction of Benevento, follow Strada Statale n. 88 towards Campobasso and exit at Santa Croce del Sannio.
From Naples – Caserta: take the A1 motorway, exit Caserta Sud-Maddaloni, then Montesarchio and Benevento. After Benevento, take the road towards Campobasso (Strada Statale n. 88) and exit at Santa Croce del Sannio.
From Salerno – Avellino: take the A16 motorway, exit Benevento. Drive along the entire motorway junction, pass Benevento and proceed in direction Campobasso (Strada Statale n. 88). Exit at Santa Croce del Sannio.
From Bari: take the A16 motorway, exit Benevento. Drive along the motorway junction, pass Benevento and take the direction for Campobasso (Strada Statale n. 88). Exit at Santa Croce del Sannio.