Marano di Napoli

Marano di Napoli
Comune di Marano di Napoli

Coat of arms
Marano di Napoli

Location of Marano di Napoli in Italy

Coordinates: 40°54′N 14°11′E / 40.900°N 14.183°E / 40.900; 14.183
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Metropolitan City of Naples
Frazioni San Rocco, Castello Monteleone, San Marco, Torre Caracciolo, Torre Piscicelli
  Mayor Angelo Liccardo
  Total 15.45 km2 (5.97 sq mi)
Elevation 160 m (520 ft)
Population (30 November 2012)
  Total 57,191
  Density 3,700/km2 (9,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Maranesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80016
Dialing code 081
Patron saint San Castrese
Saint day February 11
Website Official website

Marano di Napoli [maˈraːno di ˈnaːpoli] (Neapolitan: Marano 'e Napule) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 9 kilometres (6 miles) northwest of Naples.

Main sights

Marano's main attraction is the so-called Mausoleo del Ciaurro, one of the most important Roman funerary edifice in Campania, dating to the 1st-2nd century AD.


The main economic sources of the city are agriculture and commerce. Unfortunately many ancient typical noble arts have been lost during the years, like the handmade construction of stairs and cests. Strangely enough some renowned and typical local agricultural products are not produced anymore. In past years the peas from Marano (Santa Croce) and the cherries (Recca's cherries) were sold all over the Italy. Nowadays only few farmers cultivate these two products.

For many centuries one of the main sources of income for the citizens of Marano has been the selling of tuff stones. The tufo workers, also known as montesi, used to start working at a very early age. Ten workers could extract two thousands stones per day. A jingle was used to beat the time while the montesi were working. The jingle was made of fifty verses, and at the end of the jingle each worker was sure he had extracted exactly fifty stones.


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