Monte San Giovanni Campano

Monte San Giovanni Campano
Comune di Monte San Giovanni Campano

The Castle.

Coat of arms
Monte San Giovanni Campano

Location of Monte San Giovanni Campano in Italy

Coordinates: 41°38′N 13°31′E / 41.633°N 13.517°E / 41.633; 13.517
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province / Metropolitan city Frosinone (FR)
Frazioni Anitrella, Chiaiamari, Colli, La Lucca, Porrino
  Mayor Angelo Veronesi
  Total 48.5 km2 (18.7 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
  Total 13,000
  Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Monticiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03025
Dialing code 0775
Patron saint St. Thomas of Aquino, Maria del Suffragio
Saint day March 7
Website Official website

Monte San Giovanni Campano is a comune (municipality) of about 12,800 inhabitants in the province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southeast of Rome and about 14 kilometres (9 mi) east of Frosinone.

It is best known as the place where Thomas Aquinas was imprisoned by his family for two years. St. Thomas' cell now houses a 16th-century triptych of the Neapolitan School.

Monte San Giovanni is home to an 11th-century fortress, the Castello di Monte San Giovanni Campano. It was the first western fortification ever to be breached and captured using a bombardment from portable field artillery, when its castle was stormed by the troops of Charles VIII of France in a mere eight hours in 1495.

Monte San Giovanni was also a summer residence of Pope Adrian IV starting in 1155, and where sojourned the poet Vittoria Colonna.


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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