Casalattico

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Casalattico
Comune
Comune di Casalattico
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Coat of arms of Casalattico
Coat of arms
Casalattico is located in Italy
Casalattico
Casalattico
Location of Casalattico in Italy
Coordinates: 41°37′N 13°44′E / 41.617°N 13.733°E / 41.617; 13.733Coordinates: 41°37′N 13°44′E / 41.617°N 13.733°E / 41.617; 13.733
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Frosinone (FR)
Frazioni Montattico, Monforte, Sant'Andrea, Macchia, Verticchio, San Nazario
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Benedetti
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 656
 • Density 23/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03030
Dialing code 0776
Patron saint Barbatus of Benevento
Saint day 19 February

Casalattico is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio. The village is located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) southeast of Rome and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Frosinone.

It is home to a summer Irish festival celebrating the local families that moved to Ireland. The Melfa river, a left affluent of the Liri river, flows in the commune.

The Roman writer Titus Pomponius Atticus had a villa in what is now the frazione of Montattico. Sights include the medieval Benedictine monastery of Sant'Angelo in Pesco Mascolino, and a Roman bridge above the Melfa. Other Roman remains are in the archaeological site of San Nazario.

Emigration to Ireland[edit]

In the late 19th and early 20th century a significant number of young people left Casalattico to work in Ireland, with many founding chip shops there. Up to 8,000 Irish-Italians have ancestors from Casalattico and nearby Picinisco

Many of them also emigrated to England, Scotland, France, Belgium and the United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.