|Comune di Parete|
Location of Parete in Italy
|Coordinates: 40°58′N 14°10′E / 40.967°N 14.167°ECoordinates: 40°58′N 14°10′E / 40.967°N 14.167°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Province of Caserta (CE)|
|• Total||5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||70 m (230 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Peter|
Parete is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Naples and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Caserta. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 10,597 and an area of 5.7 square kilometres (2.2 sq mi).
The city was a settlement of the Oscan tribes.
Under the Romans, it was connected by the Via Campana, leading from Pozzuoli to Capua, and the Via Antica that led to Liternum. In the feudal age Parete was a duchy and was a possession of several noble families of the Kingdom of Naples, including the Caracciolo, Cecaro, Sabatino-Falco and the Moles.
It is the birthplace of Giambattista Basile.
- Ducal Palace.
- Church of San Pietro.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.