Monte San Giovanni Campano

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Monte San Giovanni Campano
Comune
Comune di Monte San Giovanni Campano
The Castle.
The Castle.
Coat of arms of Monte San Giovanni Campano
Coat of arms
Monte San Giovanni Campano is located in Italy
Monte San Giovanni Campano
Monte San Giovanni Campano
Location of Monte San Giovanni Campano in Italy
Coordinates: 41°38′N 13°31′E / 41.633°N 13.517°E / 41.633; 13.517
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Frosinone (FR)
Frazioni Anitrella, Chiaiamari, Colli, La Lucca, Porrino
Government
 • Mayor Angelo veronesi
Area
 • Total 48.5 km2 (18.7 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 12,796
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym Monticiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03025
Dialing code 0775
Patron saint St. Thomas of Aquino, Maria SS.ma del Suffragio
Saint day March 7
Website Official website

Monte San Giovanni Campano is a comune (municipality) of about 12,800 inhabitants in the province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southeast of Rome and about 14 kilometres (9 mi) east of Frosinone.

It is best known as the place where Thomas Aquinas was imprisoned by his family for two years. St. Thomas' cell now houses a 16th-century triptych of the Neapolitan School.

Monte San Giovanni is home to an 11th-century fortress, the Castello di Monte San Giovanni Campano. It was the first western fortification ever to be breached and captured using a bombardment from portable field artillery, when its castle was stormed by the troops of Charles VIII of France in a mere eight hours in 1495.

Monte San Giovanni was also a summer residence of Pope Adrian IV starting in 1155, and where sojourned the poet Vittoria Colonna.

References[edit]

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

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