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Padula

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Padula is a comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It is the home of the Carthusian monastery Certosa di San Lorenzo, sometimes referred to as the Certosa di Padula. As of 2011 its population was of 5,279.GeographyIt is located about 100 kilometres south-east of the provincial capital of Salerno. The majority of the town is on a hillside that reaches 698 meters above sea level. The comune covers an area of 66.33 square kilometres.HistoryIts existence reaches back to at least the ninth century when local people used the hilltop area for defence against the Saracens. The history of Padula as an organized village begins with the arrival in 1296 of Tommaso II Sanseverino, though the Monastery of Saint Nicola had been erected on this site earlier, in 1086. This name was chosen because of the legendary man known as Padula.Religious Monuments and Churches Padula Charterhouse Church of Annunziata Church of St. Michael Church of St. Nicholas of Domnis Convent of St. Francisco of Assisi Convent of St. Augustine Church of St. Clement Hermitage of St. Michael to Grottelle Monument to the demigod of dota Padula
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