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Avellino (classic Abellinum),a fortified city and chief town of a province of the same name in Campania, Italy, at the foot of M. Vergine, 59 miles E. of Naples. A bishopric, royal college, and cathedral are found here, but the streets are narrow, gloomy, and tortuous. The neighbourhood produces quantities of chestnuts and hazel nuts, and there are some local manufactures and large dye works. Not far distant are the famous Caudine Forks (Val de Gazzano) where the Romans suffered defeat from the Samnites in 321 B.C.