Irpinia: Ancient and Modern in Southern Italy

This article appeared in the November 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2019. It is ironic how little known Irpinia is, given how many Italian-Americans have their roots here in the mountainous sub-region just east of Naples (if it sounds familiar it may be because the fictional Tony Soprano’s family hailed from Avellino) and the fact that the area is less…

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