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Irpinia terra della acque - Fiume Sabato

Irpinia terra della acque - Fiume Sabato

The Sabato River, named after the Sabine people ( at the time Sabus â tribe of the Samnites) is 50 km long and has a catchment area of 476 km; it flows in the provinces of Avellino and Benevento for 15 km, a strip of water that caresses Irpinia in several places and gives that extra touch of elegance and perfection to the valley.It originates in the Picentini Mountains, from the Finestra hill, in the municipality of Montella, and its most important tributaries are the Fenestrelle stream and the Vallone delle Barre stream. .From Altavilla Irpina its course marks for a stretch from south to north the boundary of the provinces of Benevento and Avellino until the confluence of the stream on the right.Tufo, too, is born close to this river and for us, locals, it is a reference point of walks, hobbies, beauty and unfortunately, today, also of disappointment, but never not wonder. à, in spite of everything, a sublime landscape. In the tales of our grandparents, but also of our parents, the river was first and foremost a place of entertainment: suffice it to say that up to 40 years ago boys and girls used to bathe in the cold waters of the river.But not only that: the women of the village used to go there to wash their laundry, and the men, on the other hand, together fished.However, the river has had a historical importance at the level of the local economy that is not indifferent. Tufo is home to sulfur mines, and the river was the fastest and most widely used means of transporting materials. In fact there is an area by us, which is called Località