Benvenuti / Welcome to
Atina and the Val di Comino
Some of Casalvieri’s Feast Days and Celebrations include:
17th January – Festa di Sant’ Antonio Abate in the Collefosse district
3rd to 5th May -
1st September -
17th September -
Common Surnames of Casalvieri :
CAIRA, CAPOCCIA, CARLESIMO, CATALLO, CAVARICCI, CENTOFANTI, CICCHINI, CICCODICOLA
CATENACCI, COLELLA, COLETTI, COLUCCI
D’AGOSTINO, D’AGOSTINI, D’ANDREA, D’ANGELA, DI FONZO, DI LIEGGHIO, DI REZZE
FANELLI, FALLONE, FREZZA
IACOBELLI, IADIPAOLO, IANNI, IANNUCCI
MAOLA, MARSELLA, MARROCCO, MATTUCCI, MINICIELI, MOLLICONE, MONIT, MORELLI, MOSCONE
PAGNANI, PAOLINI, PESCOSOLIDO, PETRILLI, PUZZUOLI
REA, RECCHIA, ROCCA
TONTO, TORTI, TRIONFI
VENETTILLI, VETA, VITTI, VOZZA
ZEPPA, ZINCONE, ZOLFINI
Does anyone have any more names to add to this list ?
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Casalvieri General Information
The main square is situated on a cliff with beautiful views of the mountains.
Near to Casalvieri the River Melfa runs through a series of beautiful gorges on its route to Roccaseca in the Liri Valley. There is a disused road, named “Il Tracciolino”, that follows this route which is popular with hikers and cyclists. From here there a spectacular views of the river gorges and surrounding mountains. However, there are some sections that have been closed due to rock falls and landslides.
In the year of 1915 Casalvieri and the surrounding area was hit by a earthquake that caused considerable damage.
The local economy of the inhabitants of Casalvieri was traditionally based on agriculture. However, the population grew steadily until there was not enough work or food to sustain many of the poorer families.
Consequently in the 1930’s many left their home town in search of a new life overseas. Following the devastation of the Second World War there was a second wave of emigration.
Casalvieri is known for its manufacture of balloons. A young man named Angelo Rocco
emigrated at a young age to Marseille in France, where he worked with his brother-