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Vitulazio (Italy)
Country Italy
region Campania
province Caserta  (CE)
Coordinates 41 ° 10 '  N , 14 ° 13'  E Coordinates: 41 ° 10 '0 "  N , 14 ° 13' 0"  E
height 57  m slm
surface 22.7 km²
Residents 7,634 (Dec 31, 2019)
Population density 336 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 81041, 81050
prefix 0823
ISTAT number 061100
Popular name Vitulatini
Patron saint Stephen
Website [2]
Exceptional snowfall on February 27, 2018 on the town of Vitulazio (CE)
Exceptional snowfall on February 27, 2018 on the town of Vitulazio (CE)

Vitulazio is an Italian commune ( comune ) with 7634 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the province of Caserta in Campania . The municipality is located about 13 kilometers northwest of Caserta on the southern slope of Monte Tutuli and is crossed by the Agnena river. The Volturno flows a few kilometers south of the municipal boundary .


The area was already populated in Roman antiquity. A vicus Romanus (Roman hamlet ) has existed here since the 3rd century BC. The story is linked to that of the neighboring municipality of Capua ; in the 10th century Vitulacius is called "Casale" (hamlet or homestead ) of Capua. The name of the place, of Latin-medieval origin, was Vitulaccio until 1882 . In 1806 Joseph Bonaparte made it an independent municipality, in 1883 a royal decree by Umberto I changed the name to Vitulazio. Since 1861 the number of inhabitants has increased fivefold.


  • The parish church of Santa Maria dell'Agnena was built from 1774 to 1803. The furnishings, mostly from the 19th century, also contain high-quality baroque paintings from a previous church that collapsed during the construction of the parish church.
  • The large palazzo of the Counts Capece Galeota dates from the first years of the 19th century, once surrounded by an extensive park on the periphery of the village. The Casino di caccia (the hunting villa) of the Bourbons is located on the main avenue of Palazzo Capece Galeota, built roughly at the same time as it .
  • Villa Rotondo , surrounded by an Italian garden, dates from the first years of the 20th century . The Liberty building remained intact in the American bombing of World War II and housed the town hall until the 1950s. Then the building was abandoned for a long time, the flood of cement from the new buildings (mostly black buildings) threatened to destroy the park too, until the municipality imposed a construction ban on the villa and park at the last minute in 2005. The villa has been restored and is now (2016) used as a venue for events and weddings.


Vitulazio is a Agrarmeinde, on the highly fertile ground fruit growing predominates: apricot, watermelon, cantaloupe, cherries, strawberries, khaki, kiwi, pomegranate, nectarine, various types of peaches and plums, and as the fruit with gg A the Melannurca Campana IGP ( Indicazione geografica protetta), a local apple variety whose fruits can weigh up to 500 grams. In the OP Giaccio (Organizzazione dei produttori, a type of cooperative ) 90 growers are organized.


The A1 autostrada runs through the municipality from Rome to Naples and State Road 7 to southern Italy. At Vitulazio there is a small airfield ( Aviosuperficie La Selva ) for general aviation .

Web links

Commons : Vitulazio  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. GiaccioFrutta [1] , accessed on August 3, 2016