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Letino, Province of Caserta, Campania

The municipal territory extends at the foot of Mount Miletto, 80 km from Caserta. Not far from the center is Lake Letino (or Cauto) an artificial basin built in the early 20th century to power the hydroelectric plant of Prata Sannita.

Info

  • Population: about 690 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 81010
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0823
  • Demonym: letinesi
  • Patron Saint: san Giovanni Battista, celebrated on 24 June.

History

The territory was the site of a Samnite settlement as evidenced by some archaeological traces in locality "Campo delle Secine". In the 16th century it was a fief of the Della Penna barons, then of the D'Aragona and subsequently of the Carbonelli family. In 1531 the fief of Letino was estimated at a thousand ducats, with a population of seventy-two families. The last feudal lord was Marco Aurelio Carbonelli who ruled until the abolition of feudalism in 1806. In 1945 the center passed from the province of Campobasso to that of Caserta.

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