San Potito Sannitico

San Potito Sannitico
Comune di San Potito Sannitico

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San Potito Sannitico

Location of San Potito Sannitico in Italy

Coordinates: 41°20′N 14°24′E / 41.333°N 14.400°E / 41.333; 14.400
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Caserta (CE)
  Mayor Francesco Imperadore
  Total 22.8 km2 (8.8 sq mi)
Elevation 235 m (771 ft)
Population (31 December 2010[1])
  Total 2,011
  Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Potitesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 81016
Dialing code 0823
Website Official website

San Potito Sannitico is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Naples and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Caserta.


During World War II, it escaped physical damage from bombing or ground fighting: it had been used as a mustering base for the British 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, who were joined there on 28 March 1944 by 'S' Company Scots Guards. These units were in the town of Cassino when the German army withdrew on 1718 May. In the battle of Monte Piccolo on 27 May 1944, 'S' Company and the 2nd Coldstreams suffered heavy casualties clearing the defending 14 Kompanie, 4th Regiment of the German 1st Parachute Division from the hill so that Route 6 could be opened up for the advance on Rome.


  1. Data from Istat

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