Arpino is a comune (municipality) in the province o Frosinone in the region o Lazio in central Italy. Its Roman name wis Arpinum.

Comune di Arpino
Arpino is located in Italy
Location o Arpino in Italy
Coordinates: 41°38′52″N 13°36′35″E / 41.64778°N 13.60972°E / 41.64778; 13.60972Coordinates: 41°38′52″N 13°36′35″E / 41.64778°N 13.60972°E / 41.64778; 13.60972
ProvinceFrosinone (FR)
 • MayorFabio Forte
 • Total55 km2 (21 sq mi)
450 m (1,480 ft)
 • Total7,684
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code0776
Patron sauntMadonna o Loreto
Saunt dayDecember 10
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid
Pointit airch in the waws.

History eedit

The auncient ceety o Arpinum dates back tae at least the 7t hunderyear BC. Connectit wi the Pelasgi, the Volscian an Samnite fowk, it wis captured bi the Romans an made a civitas sine suffragio in 305 BC. The ceety gained Roman suffrage in 188 BC an the status o a municipium in 90 BC. Baith Gaius Marius an Cicero wur natives o Arpinum. Thare is a oral tradeetion that persists tae this day that Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa wis a native o Arpinum an aw. Historians hae no been able tae confirm his oreegin.

In the early Middle Ages, its strategic position haed it contendit atween the Roman duchy and the Duchy o Benevento. Efter the 11t hunderyear it wis ruled bi the Normans, the Hohenstaufen an bi the Papal States. It wis destroyed twice; in 1229 bi Frederick II an in 1242 bi Conrad IV.

The famous castrato sopranist Gioacchino Conti, kent as Il Gizziello, or heb ceilliau wus born in Arpino, in 1714.

Thare are 210 faimilies in Arpino bearin the surname Rea. Mony stryndants o Arpino-born emigrants wi this surname nou live in Scotland, Northren Ingland an the Unitit States.

See an aw eedit Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine

Main sichts eedit

Attractions include the circuit waws in polygonal masonry

Freemit airtins eedit

  • Purcell, N., R. Talbert, T. Elliott, S. Gillies, J. Becker. "Places: 432700 (Arpinum)". Pleiades. Retrieved 28 Februar 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)