Tora e Piccilli, Province of Caserta, Campania
This is a "comune sparso" with townhall in Tora, that rises along the slopes of the Roccamonfina volcanic complex, an ancient eruptive area extinct about 23 centuries ago.
- Population: about 1100 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 81050
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0823
- Demonym: torani, piccilesi
- Patron Saint: San Giovanni Apostolo (Piccilli), San Simeone (Tora)
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The municipality consists of two boroughs, Tora, whose toponym probably comes from the Latin Torus (= rise of land) and Piccilli, probably a surname. A few kilometers from the Casilina stateroad and the ancient Via Latina, the municipality owes its importance to its geographical location, a strategic point of military sighting.