|Comune di Casalattico|
Location of Casalattico in Italy
|Coordinates: 41°37′N 13°44′E / 41.617°N 13.733°ECoordinates: 41°37′N 13°44′E / 41.617°N 13.733°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Frosinone (FR)|
|Frazioni||Montattico, Monforte, Sant'Andrea, Macchia, Verticchio, San Nazario|
|• Mayor||Giuseppe Benedetti|
|• Total||28 km2 (11 sq mi)|
|Elevation||420 m (1,380 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||23/km2 (61/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Barbatus of Benevento|
|Saint day||19 February|
Casalattico is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio. The village is located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) southeast of Rome and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Frosinone.
It is home to a summer Irish festival celebrating the local families that moved to Ireland. The Melfa river, a left affluent of the Liri river, flows in the commune.
The Roman writer Titus Pomponius Atticus had a villa in what is now the frazione of Montattico. Sights include the medieval Benedictine monastery of Sant'Angelo in Pesco Mascolino, and a Roman bridge above the Melfa. Other Roman remains are in the archaeological site of San Nazario.
Charles Forte, Scottish caterer and hotelier, was born in the frazione of Mortale, now called Monforte, in 1908.
Emigration to Ireland
In the late 19th and early 20th century a significant number of young people left Casalattico to work in Ireland, with many founding chip shops there. Up to 8,000 Irish-Italians have ancestors from Casalattico and nearby Picinisco
Many of them also emigrated to England, Scotland, France, Belgium and the United States.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.