Agropoli: art and culture at Cineteatro and the former Fornace

Agropoli: art and culture at Cineteatro and the former Fornace

Agropoli is a town with a population of 22 thousand just a few kilometres from Salerno, in the region of Cilento. It is rich in history (its name derives from the Greek Acropolis, meaning hill town) culture and traditions and over time has become a popular tourist destination in southern Italy.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti has contributed to the growth of this town since 1968, by financing transactions of great value to the community, including the restoration of the former Fornace (furnace) and the construction of the Cineteatro (film-theatre) named after Eduardo de Filippo.

Thanks in part to the contribution of CDP, these two prestigious buildings have become the nerve centres for art and culture in the Salerno municipality.

The former Fornace, which produced construction bricks for most of Italy's railway stations between 1880 and 1969, was redeveloped with two loans amounting to €735 thousand. The structure was saved from dereliction to become a real cultural centre for the town.

The Eduardo De Filippo Cineteatro was built with a contribution of €1 million and boasts a 510-seat hall, large stage and orchestra pit. It hosts shows, concerts and meetings of national importance.

These two transactions in Agropoli are testament to CDP's commitment to the social, cultural and economic development of the whole of Italy, from north to south. 

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