Comune di Marcianise

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Location of Marcianise in Italy

Coordinates: 41°2′N 14°18′E / 41.033°N 14.300°E / 41.033; 14.300
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Caserta (CE)
Frazioni Cantone
  Mayor Antonello Verardi
  Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 33 m (108 ft)
Population (31 August 2015)
  Total 39,910
  Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Marcianisani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 81025
Dialing code 0823
Patron saint St. Michael
Saint day May 8
Website Official website

Marcianise is a town and comune in the province of Caserta, Campania, southern Italy.


In the area of the commune of Marcianise numerous tombs of Etruscan and Roman age have been excavated, although Oscan elements should have pre-existed. The origin of the today's city are uncertain. It was allegedly founded in the 6th century CE by bands of Ostrogoths after their defeat in the Gothic War.

In 861 it was probably destroyed by the Saracens along with Capua. After the creation of the Duchy of Capua, Marcianise followed the latter's history.

The area was repeatedly struck by cholera but, according to a legend, the city was miracolously spared by the July 1706 plague through the intercession of the Holy Crucifix. Later the marshy area was dried, and extensive cultivation of cannabis augmented the economy of the region.

Main sights

Near Marcianise, was the mediumwave transmitter for the Naples area, which worked on 657 kHz. It was used as an antenna, 205 metres (673 ft) tall, a guyed mast, radiator insulated, against the ground, the tallest radio tower on the Italian mainland. This antenna was recently removed.


The dialect of Marcianise, although similar to Neapolitan, shows a long series of peculiar influences ranging from French and English to more ancient Greek and Oscan. Examples of local exclusive words include ching for "tile" (Italian: tegola) and cstunia for "turtle" (Italian: tartaruga).


Marcianise is home to several craftsmanship firms working gold and coral, as well as numerous chemical, manufacture and chemical industries. Together with the territories of Maddaloni, Acerra, Caivano and Teverola, the commune forms the second most industrialized area of Italy. Dairy and wine production is also flourishing.


Marcianise has a station on the Caserta-Aversa-Naples railroad.

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