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Capua

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Capua is a city and comune in the province of Caserta, Campania, southern Italy, situated 25km north of Naples, on the northeastern edge of the Campanian plain. Ancient Capua was situated where Santa Maria Capua Vetere is now.HistoryAncient eraThe name of Capua comes from the Etruscan Capeva. The meaning is 'City of Marshes'. Its foundation is attributed by Cato the Elder to the Etruscans, and the date given as about 260 years before it was "taken" by Rome. If this is true it refers not to its capture in the Second Punic War (211 BC) but to its submission to Rome in 338 BC, placing the date of foundation at about 600 BC, while Etruscan power was at its highest. In the area several settlements of the Villanovian civilization were present in prehistoric times, and these were probably enlarged by the Oscans and subsequently by the Etruscans.Etruscan supremacy in Campania came to an end with the Samnite invasion in the latter half of the 5th century BC.About 424 BC it was captured by the Samnites and in 343 BC besought Roman help against its conquerors. Capua entered into alliance with Rome for protection against the Samnite mountain tribes, along with its dependent communities Casilinum, Calatia, Atella, so that the greater part of Campania now fell under Roman supremacy. The citizens of Capua received the civitas sine suffragio (citizenship without the vote).
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3F Wellness Center ©
Spa
3F Wellness Center
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cattedrale dei SS. Stefano e Agata
Church
Cattedrale dei SS. Stefano e Agata
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo Provinciale Campano ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Provinciale Campano
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Casaro del Re ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Casaro del Re
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

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La Camosciara Civitella Alfedena
4.1
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Centro Commerciale Campania ©
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Centro Commerciale Campania Marcianise
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
La Reggia Designer Outlet ©
Factory Outlet
La Reggia Designer Outlet Marcianise
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Capua

Chiesa dei Santi Rufo e Carponio
Church
Chiesa dei Santi Rufo e Carponio
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Porta Napoli ©
Historic Site
Porta Napoli
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Castello delle Pietre o dei Principi Normanni
Castle
Castello delle Pietre o dei Principi Normanni
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Saint Annunziata ©
Church
Saint Annunziata
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Chiesa San Marcello Maggiore ©
Church
Chiesa San Marcello Maggiore
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Capua Sotteranea
Ruin
Capua Sotteranea
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Castello di Carlo V ©
Castle
Castello di Carlo V
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa di San Salvatore a Corte ©
Historic Walking Area
Chiesa di San Salvatore a Corte
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

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