Monte San Giovanni Campano

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Monte San Giovanni Campano
Comune di Monte San Giovanni Campano
The Castle.
The Castle.
Coat of arms of Monte San Giovanni Campano
Coat of arms
Location of Monte San Giovanni Campano
Monte San Giovanni Campano is located in Italy
Monte San Giovanni Campano
Monte San Giovanni Campano
Location of Monte San Giovanni Campano in Italy
Monte San Giovanni Campano is located in Lazio
Monte San Giovanni Campano
Monte San Giovanni Campano
Monte San Giovanni Campano (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°38′N 13°31′E / 41.633°N 13.517°E / 41.633; 13.517
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceFrosinone (FR)
FrazioniAnitrella, Chiaiamari, Colli, La Lucca, Porrino
Government
 • MayorAngelo Veronesi
Area
 • Total48.5 km2 (18.7 sq mi)
Elevation
420 m (1,380 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[3]
 • Total12,270
 • Density250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Monticiani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
03025
Dialing code0775
Patron saintSt. Thomas of Aquino, Maria SS.ma del Suffragio
Saint dayMarch 7
WebsiteOfficial website

Monte San Giovanni Campano is a comune (municipality) of about 12,800 inhabitants in the province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southeast of Rome and about 14 kilometres (9 mi) east of Frosinone. Monte San Giovanni Campano is in the Latin Valley

It is best known as the place where Thomas Aquinas was imprisoned by his family for two years. St. Thomas' cell now houses a 16th-century triptych of the Neapolitan School.

Monte San Giovanni is home to an 11th-century fortress, the Castello di Monte San Giovanni Campano. It was the first western fortification ever to be breached and captured using a bombardment from portable field artillery, when its castle was stormed by the troops of Charles VIII of France in a mere eight hours in 1495.

Monte San Giovanni was also a summer residence of Pope Adrian IV starting in 1155, and where sojourned the poet Vittoria Colonna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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