Santa Maria a Vico

Santa Maria a Vico
Comune di Santa Maria a Vico
Santa Maria a Vico

Location of Santa Maria a Vico in Italy

Coordinates: 41°2′N 14°29′E / 41.033°N 14.483°E / 41.033; 14.483Coordinates: 41°2′N 14°29′E / 41.033°N 14.483°E / 41.033; 14.483
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Caserta (CE)
Frazioni Ruotoli
  Mayor Andrea Pirozzi
  Total 10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Elevation 83 m (272 ft)
Population (31 August 2007)[1]
  Total 14,027
  Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santamariani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 81028
Dialing code 0823
Patron saint St. Nicholas of Bari
Saint day December 6
Website Official website

Santa Maria a Vico is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of Naples and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southeast of Caserta.

It has a largely agricultural economy.


The town was founded as a military colony by the Romans during the Second Samnite War, as Vicus Novanensis. Later it was a stage on the ancient Appian Way, called Ad Novas.[2]

It was destroyed during the barbaric invasions, and later rebuilt, flourishing as a trade center under the Aragonese dynasty of the Kingdom of Naples.


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 44 and text.

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