San Pietro Infine

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San Pietro Infine
Comune
Comune di San Pietro Infine
San Pietro Infine is located in Italy
San Pietro Infine
San Pietro Infine
Location of San Pietro Infine in Italy
Coordinates: 41°27′N 13°58′E / 41.450°N 13.967°E / 41.450; 13.967Coordinates: 41°27′N 13°58′E / 41.450°N 13.967°E / 41.450; 13.967
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Caserta (CE)
Government
 • Mayor Fabio Vecchiarino
Demonym Sanpietresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 81050
Dialing code 0823
Website Official website

San Pietro Infine is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Naples and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Caserta. San Pietro Infine borders the following municipalities: Mignano Monte Lungo, San Vittore del Lazio, Venafro.

History[edit]

The area was contented by the Oscans and the Samnites in the 3rd century BC, and was coloinzed by the Romans during the Third Samnite War. The burgh itself has medieval origins, and was part of the territories of the Abbey of Monte Cassino.

The town was the site of a major military engagement in World War II and, thus, the subject of a well-known war-time documentary about that battle, The Battle of San Pietro, directed by John Huston. The modern town is actually a rebuilt version, the older and original town—a few hundred meters away—having been totally destroyed in the war.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of San Michele, with a 16th-century portal.
  • Arch of the Barons, in Gothic style. It was probably the entrance of an ancient castle.
  • Church of Madonna of the Water.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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

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