Piedimonte Matese

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Piedimonte Matese
Comune di Piedimonte Matese
Piedimonte Matese - street detail 3.JPG
Coat of arms of Piedimonte Matese
Coat of arms
Location of Piedimonte Matese
Piedimonte Matese is located in Italy
Piedimonte Matese
Piedimonte Matese
Location of Piedimonte Matese in Italy
Piedimonte Matese is located in Campania
Piedimonte Matese
Piedimonte Matese
Piedimonte Matese (Campania)
Coordinates: 41°21′N 14°21′E / 41.350°N 14.350°E / 41.350; 14.350Coordinates: 41°21′N 14°21′E / 41.350°N 14.350°E / 41.350; 14.350
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
ProvinceCaserta (CE)
FrazioniSepicciano
Government
 • MayorLuigi Di Lorenzo[1]
Area
 • Total41.43 km2 (16.00 sq mi)
Elevation
165 m (541 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[3]
 • Total10,986
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Piedimontesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
81016
Dialing code0823
Patron saintSt. Marcellino
Saint day2 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Piedimonte Matese Italian: Piedimonte Matese, pronounced [pjɛdi'monte maˈteze] is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region of Campania, located about 82 km north of Naples and about 40 km north of Caserta.

Geography[edit]

Piedimonte Matese borders the following municipalities: Alife, Campochiaro, Castello del Matese, Cusano Mutri, Guardiaregia, San Gregorio Matese, San Potito Sannitico and Sant'Angelo d'Alife.[5] Up until 1945, Piedimonte Matese was located within the Province of Benevento. Before 1970 Piedimonte was known as Piedimonte d'Alife.

History[edit]

The Matese Legion was a group of 240 Italian volunteers that joined Giuseppe Garibaldi in the war for Italian unification in 1861. It was formed in the Piedimonte D'Alife district, now called Piedimonte Matese, in June 1860, and was officially established on 25 August in the same year.

Main sights[edit]

The church of San Biagio (15th century) houses late-Gothic frescoes with scenes from the Old and New Testament and histories of St. Blaise. The church of St. Thomas (or St. Dominic) was built in 1414. The Baroque church of San Salvatore was designed by Cosimo Fanzago. The Ducal Palace of Gaetani d'Aragona has kept some late Renaissance details. Its patron saint is San Marcellino.[6] The Civic Museum Raffaele Marrocco is an archaeology and arts museum in Piedimonte Matese.

Sports[edit]

Based in the Sepicciano area of Piedimonte Matese is the 4,000-seater Stadio Pasqualino Ferrante, a municipal stadium and home of Eccellenza (Molise) club A.S.D. Tre Pini Matese and Promozione (Molise) side F.W.P. Matese.

International relations[edit]

Piedimonte Matese is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ = https://www.clarusonline.it/2017/06/12/piedimonte-matese-luigi-di-lorenzo-nuovo-sindaco
  2. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  5. ^ 41249 (x a j h) Piedimonte Matese on OpenStreetMap
  6. ^ "Piedimonte Matese. Arriva la festa di San Marcellino e un gruppo di fedeli da Seligenstadt • Clarus". www.clarusonline.it (in Italian). Clarus. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.

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