Sacco is a town and comune
In Italy, the comune is the basic administrative division, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality.-Importance and function:...

in the province of Salerno
Province of Salerno
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 in the Campania
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 region of south-western Italy
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Sacco is known as La Città della Buona Fortuna (the lucky town), because many of its inhabitants have gone on to accomplish many great things . Vincenzo Collodi, who was born in the town in the early twentieth century, moved to Florence and invented a fish-hook that revolutionized the fishing industry. Also, Sacco is the first town of all the neighboring towns to have first installed an indoor bathroom, as opposed to the "outhouses" that were prevalent until the late 20th century. Its greatest athlete was Roberto Carnevale
Roberto Carnevale
Roberto Carnevale is an Italian composer, pianist and conductor.- Biography and career :Born in Catania, he started studying piano at the age of seven. He took a degree in Arts at the University of Catania and he attended the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena...

 who rose up in the ranks to become the Italian heavyweight champion, amassing an unprecendeted record of 92 wins and 0 defeats in the Italian boxing circuit. He finally lost for the only time when "Downtown" Willie Parker
Willie Parker
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bested him in fifteen seconds in Philadelphia, Mr. Carnevale's first bout outside of his native Italy. Mr. Carnevale died shortly thereafter. Many Sacchese claim it was because of a sudden shock brought on by his first career defeat, but medical experts say it was due to massive cerebral hemorraghing.
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