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Marcianise is a town and comune in the province of Caserta, Campania, southern Italy.HistoryIn the area of the commune of Marcianise numerous tombs of Etruscan and Roman age have been excavated, although Oscan elements should have pre-existed. The origin of the today's city are uncertain. It was allegedly founded in the 6th century CE by bands of Ostrogoths after their defeat in the Gothic War.In 861 it was probably destroyed by the Saracens along with Capua. After the creation of the Duchy of Capua, Marcianise followed the latter's history.The area was repeatedly struck by cholera but, according to a legend, the city was miracolously spared by the July 1706 plague through the intercession of the Holy Crucifix. Later the marshy area was dried, and extensive cultivation of cannabis augmented the economy of the region.Main sightsThe Baroque church of the Annunziata. The interior has Neapolitan school frescoes.The Cathedral of St. Michael Archangel houses an allegedly miraculous crucifix which, according to the legend, saved the city from cholera in the 18th century.The Castle of Loriano (15th century) has maintained the towers, the walls and the interior church, while that in Ariola is now a private residence. Near Marcianise, was the mediumwave transmitter for the Naples area, which worked on 657 kHz. It was used as an antenna, 205m tall, a guyed mast, radiator insulated, against the ground, the tallest radio tower on the Italian mainland. This antenna was recently removed. Marcianise is in Province of Caserta. Take a look at our Italy trip itinerary planner to refine the details of your trip to Marcianise.
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