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in the Province of Caserta
Province of Caserta
The Province of Caserta is a province in the Campania region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Caserta. The former royal palace of Caserta is located near to the city.It has an area of 2,639 km², and a total population of 879,342...
Campania is a region in southern Italy. The region has a population of around 5.8 million people, making it the second-most-populous region of Italy; its total area of 13,590 km² makes it the most densely populated region in the country...
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, about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of Naples
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. It is the centre of an agricultural district, the agro aversano, producing wine and cheese (famous for the typical buffalo mozzarella
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). Aversa is also the main seat of the faculties of Architecture
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of the Seconda università degli studi di Napoli (Second University of Naples).
- See also List of Counts of Aversa.
Aversa, which replaced the nearby city of Atella
Atella was an ancient city of Campania, halfway between Naples and Capua; its ruins lie between the towns of Orta di Atella and Sant'Arpino. Atella is not mentioned until the Second Punic War, when, although an independent city striking its own coinage, it was allied with Capua and the other...
that had been laid waste during the Gothic Wars, was the first of the Norman
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territories in the Mediterranean.