Pagani is a municipality of 35,834 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2015) in the Italian province of Salerno, Campania region. The municipality covers an area of 12 km². The neighboring municipalities are: Nocera Inferiore, San Marzano sul Sarno, San Valentino Torio, Sant'Egidio del Monte Albino and Tramonti. A town twinning has been established with Vaglia since 2003. The city is known for its festival in honor of the Madonna del Carmine, which always takes place on the first Sunday after Easter. Many tourists from all over Italy come to the celebrations to pray to the saints. In addition, Pagani is a pilgrimage destination for worshipers of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, the founder of the Redemptorists, who lived here from 1775 until his death in 1787 and whose relics are kept in the Basilica of Sant'Alfonso.
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