|Comune di Patrica|
|• Mayor||Denise Caprara|
|• Total||27 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||450 m (1,480 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||San Rocco|
|Saint day||August 16|
Patrica is an ancient hill-top comune (municipality) in the Province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio, located about 70 km southeast of Rome and about 10 km southwest of Frosinone. It is part of Ciociaria, not far from the Monti Lepini. It borders Ceccano, Frosinone, Giuliano di Roma, and Supino; and overlooks the Sacco and Liri valleys.
The origins of the town are not well-known. The Romans called it Patricum. Their presence is attested by aqueduct ruins in the area. Numerous patrican villas which were located below the town.
During the twentieth century, a large number of people emigrated from Patrica to Aliquippa, Pennsylvania to work in the steel mills there. The Italian community there continues to celebrate each August 16 the Feast of San Rocco, patron saint of Patrica.
Mount "Cacume" (derived from the Latin cacumen for top, or peak), is mentioned in Canto IV of Dante’s ’’Purgatory’’: Mondazi in Bismantova e iu Cacume, and lies just southwest of the town. In 1903, a 14 metres (46 ft)high, 400 tonnes (400,000 kg) cross was erected on the top of the mountain.