Casaluce

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Casaluce
Comune
Comune di Casaluce
Casaluce is located in Italy
Casaluce
Casaluce
Location of Casaluce in Italy
Coordinates: 41°0′N 14°12′E / 41.000°N 14.200°E / 41.000; 14.200
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Caserta (CE)
Government
 • Mayor Nazzaro Pagano
Area
 • Total 9.4 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 10,283
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Casalucesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 81030
Dialing code 081
Website Official website

Casaluce is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Naples and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southwest of Caserta.

Casaluce borders the following municipalities: Aversa, Frignano, San Tammaro, Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Teverola.

History[edit]

Most likely Casaluce originated on the ruins of late Roman imperial ruins, a village being mentioned in the Cronaca Volturnese of 964 AD. In the early 11th century the first Normans immigrants had a base here. A castle was built by them in the place, in 1030 by Robert Guiscard,[2] or 1060, by Rainulf Drengot, depending from the sources.[3] The castle was destroyed by Roger II of Sicily after his victory against Drengot's successor, Richard II of Aversa. Roger later allowed a reconstruction of the structure, which was used as a military and tax-collection outpost under the Hohenstaufen dynasty, as a fief of the Casaluccia family. Later it was a possession of the del Balzo.

In 1360 the Celestine monks acquired the castle, adding a Gothic church annexed to it which became a centre of veneration of an image of the Virgin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Padre Polieni da Siderno (1622). Historia del real castello di Casaluce. Naples.
  3. ^ Costa, A. (1709). Rammemorazione historica dell’effige di Santa Maria di Casaluce. Naples.

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