Casagiove

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Casagiove
Comune
Comune di Casagiove
Coat of arms of Casagiove
Coat of arms
Casagiove is located in Italy
Casagiove
Casagiove
Location of Casagiove in Italy
Coordinates: 41°4′N 14°18′E / 41.067°N 14.300°E / 41.067; 14.300
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Caserta (CE)
Government
 • Mayor Roberto Corsale
Area
 • Total 6.36 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Population (31 July 2016)[1]
 • Total 13,610
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Casagiovesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 81022
Dialing code 0823
Patron saint Saint Michael
Saint day September 29
Website Official website

Casagiove is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, located about 1 kilometre (0.6 mi) west of Caserta.

History[edit]

It was built in an area previously colonized by the ancient Greeks. In fact its name means "Jupiter's house", due to its ancient temple dedicated to this divinity. The Appian Way, the Roman road which linked Rome to southern Italy, passed by here. On Casagiove's hill Hannibal, before his failed attempt to invade Rome, stopped for some weeks.

Casagiove housed numerous people who were working for the construction of the Royal Palace of Caserta. Later it became a military quarter. Until the mid-19th century it was divided in two parts: Casanova and Cuccagna.

The architect Luigi Vanvitelli is buried in the church of San Francesco di Paola.

References[edit]

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