Parete

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Parete
Comune
Comune di Parete
Parete is located in Italy
Parete
Parete
Location of Parete in Italy
Coordinates: 40°58′N 14°10′E / 40.967°N 14.167°E / 40.967; 14.167Coordinates: 40°58′N 14°10′E / 40.967°N 14.167°E / 40.967; 14.167
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Caserta (CE)
Area
 • Total 5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 10,597
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Paretani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 81030
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. Peter
Website Official website

Parete is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Naples and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Caserta. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 10,597 and an area of 5.7 square kilometres (2.2 sq mi).[1]

Parete borders the following municipalities: Giugliano in Campania, Lusciano, Trentola-Ducenta.

The area of Parete is famous for the production of peaches, strawberries and the Aversa Asprinio wine.

History[edit]

The city was a settlement of the Oscan tribes.

Under the Romans, it was connected by the Via Campana, leading from Pozzuoli to Capua, and the Via Antica that led to Liternum. In the feudal age Parete was a duchy and was a possession of several noble families of the Kingdom of Naples, including the Caracciolo, Cecaro, Sabatino-Falco and the Moles.

It is the birthplace of Giambattista Basile.

Main sights[edit]

  • Ducal Palace.
  • Church of San Pietro.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]