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Guarcino (Italy)
Country Italy
region Lazio
province Frosinone  (FR)
Coordinates 41 ° 48 '  N , 13 ° 19'  E Coordinates: 41 ° 47 '58 "  N , 13 ° 18' 48"  E
height 625  m slm
surface 42 km²
Residents 1,538 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 37 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 03016
prefix 0775
ISTAT number 060042
Popular name Guarcinesi
Patron saint Sant'Agnello
Website Guarcino

Guarcino is a municipality in the province of Frosinone in the Italian region of Lazio with 1538 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019). It is located 85 km east of Rome and 23 km northwest of Frosinone .


Guarcino is located in the Monti Ernici. It is a member of the Comunità Montana Monti Ernici .

The neighboring municipalities are Alatri , Filettino , Fiuggi , Morino (AQ), Torre Cajetani , Trevi nel Lazio , Trivigliano and Vico nel Lazio .


Guarcino was since the 8th century BC. A fortified place of the hernics before it was conquered by the Romans and integrated into their empire under the name Varcenum . They built two great temples for Mars and Apollo .

The connection to Rome remained close until the Middle Ages. Pope Boniface VIII built a palace for his family in the 13th century.

Population development

year 1881 1901 1921 1936 1951 1971 1991 2001
Residents 2,912 3,046 4.012 2,916 2,901 2.144 1,691 1,662

Source: ISTAT


Giuseppe Di Vico was elected mayor in April 2005 and re-elected on March 28, 2010.


In the municipal area, at 1,800 m above sea level, is the Campo Catino ski area, which is mainly visited by Romans. There is also an astronomical observatory built in 1986 on Campo Catino.

Culinary specialties

The Prosciutto di Guarcino is a ham made exclusively from local pork according to a traditional recipe. Every year in July, the Festa del Prosciutto takes place in Guarcino.


  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. ^ Prosciutto di Guarcino .

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