WELCOME TO GRAGNANO!
Gragnano is a little town in province of Naples in Campania. It has got
more than 31 thousands inhabitants, it is well known for its pasta and
Gragnano, the European capital of pasta
Gragnano is the European capital of pasta and it has been awarded with PGI (Protected Geographical
Indication). The production of pasta started at the end of the XVI century. During the XIX century, the
most important pasta factories were in Gragnano. In that period, the Gragnanesi – that is the name of
Gragnano inhabitants- were the best exporters of pasta in the world. The pasta factories laid out the
pasta in the streets to dry out. The two World Wars caused a crisis in the production and in 1980 the
number of pasta factories decreased. There are five pasta factories still active today.
The Oschi population was the first who settled in this territory, but the first
urban nucleus was born in the 89 B.C. when the consul Silla arrived to
placate the rebellion in the near city of Stabiae. The rebels escaped and
they arrived to a village, which was called "Granianum", after the name
from the gens “Graia". During the Barbaric invasions, Gragnano lived a
terrible condition and in the X century, the town was annexed to the
Republic of Amalfi. With the collapse of the kingdom of the Two Sicilies,
Gragnano became part of Italy.
Gragnano is surrounded by the Lattari montains and it's situated on
the Sorrentina peninsula .It's made up by seven fractions. Gragnano
borders on Castellammare di Stabia, Agerola, Santa Maria la
Carità, Casola di Napoli and Pimonte. Gragnano has got a
Mediterranean climate, infact this particular type of climate allows
the growing of wheat fields.
Art Buildings in Gragnano
Corpus Domini War Memorial San Michele’s
Corpus Domini is the most important
church in Gragnano. It was built in 1571, it
is a baroque and renaissance church.
This is a monument which
remembers the victims of the First
World War. This is a little and very old