Monte San Giovanni Campano
|Monte San Giovanni Campano|
|Comune di Monte San Giovanni Campano|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Frosinone (FR)|
|Frazioni||Anitrella, Chiaiamari, Colli, La Lucca, Porrino|
|• Mayor||Angelo Veronesi|
|• Total||48.5 km2 (18.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||420 m (1,380 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2014)|
|• Density||270/km2 (690/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Thomas of Aquino, Maria SS.ma del Suffragio|
|Saint day||March 7|
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.
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.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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