Capua Palace

The majestic Palazzo Capua, built during the 1700s by the long-standing local family Ungaro, is one of the finest examples of architecture in the town. It comprises all the features of the 18th century residences of the nobility, with a spacious courtyard dominated by an open staircase with a triple arched loggia. The façade has a tall stone doorway adorned with volutes like the entrance to the Congrega of the Immacolata, a worthy centrepiece to the splendid front on via Cavour. This street, known to locals as “la via ‘a latta ‘e coppa”, is by far the longest in the town and must have been created during urban reorganization in the 18th century, possibly when this residence was put up. This is designated as the National Museum of the Valle del Sarno, exhbiting finds illustrating the settlements in the Agro Sarnese (S. Marzano, S. Valentino and Sarno) from the Iron Age to Roman times. Most of the finds were grave goods, containing artefacts produced locally or imported; also some hellenistic statuettes from the votive deposit of the sanctuary of Foce; in store there are finds from all over the valley, including epigraphs and a painted tomb from Sarno.

Period

18th century

Location

Cavour Way

INDEX

Sarno's Tour

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