Calvi Risorta

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Calvi Risorta
Comune di Calvi Risorta
Calvi Risorta is located in Italy
Calvi Risorta
Calvi Risorta
Location of Calvi Risorta in Italy
Coordinates: 41°11′N 14°3′E / 41.183°N 14.050°E / 41.183; 14.050Coordinates: 41°11′N 14°3′E / 41.183°N 14.050°E / 41.183; 14.050
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Caserta (CE)
Frazioni Calvi Vecchia, Petrulo, Visciano, Zuni
 • Mayor Giovanni Marrocco
 • Total 15.88 km2 (6.13 sq mi)
Elevation 114 m (374 ft)
 • Total 5,857
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Demonym Caleni
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 81042
Dialing code 0823
Patron saint St. Casto (municipality), St. Sylvester (Visciano), St. Nicholas (Zuni), St. Nycander(Petrulo)

Calvi Risorta (literally meaning Calvi risen again) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, located across the Via Casilina about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Naples and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Caserta.

It is composed of three distinct villages, Petrulo, Visciano and Zuni, the latter housing the municipal seat. In the municipal territory are the remains of the ancient Roman city of Cales.

During World War II, war pigeon G.I. Joe saved the lives of the inhabitants of the village and of the British troops occupying it. The village was scheduled to be bombarded by the Allied forces on 18 October 1943, but the message that the British had captured the village, delivered by G.I. Joe, arrived just in time to avoid the bombing. Over a thousand people were saved.[1]


  1. ^ Levi, Wendell (1977). The Pigeon. Sumter, S.C.: Levi Publishing Co, Inc. ISBN 0-85390-013-2. 

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