|Comune di Campodimele|
|• Mayor||Roberto Zannella|
|• Total||38.38 km2 (14.82 sq mi)|
|Elevation||647 m (2,123 ft)|
(31 March 2017)
|• Density||16/km2 (41/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St Onuphrius|
|Saint day||12 June|
The economy is mostly based on agriculture.
Campus Mellis rose probably over the roof Apiola, a very ancient Latin city, destroyed by Tarquinius Priscus, fifth king of Rome (579 BC); the ruins of Apiola are visible 6 kilometres (4 mi) away from the present-day historic center of Campodimele. In the 6th century AD, the Lombards established the first fortified settlement, while in the following century it was part of the possessions of the Monastery of Montecassino.
From 916, it was acquired by the Duchy of Gaeta. Campo de Melle is mentioned again in a donation by the Consul of Fondi in 1072. In 1087, Pope Victor III had a list of the abbey's property sculpted onto the bronze door of the Basilica of Montecassino. In 1384, it became a possession of the Caetani family of Fondi, but, in 1497, King Frederick IV of Naples gave the county of Fondi with the surrounding duchies, including Campodimele, to the Colonna family.
- The walls (11th century AD).
- Monastery of Sant'Onofrio, founded by Desiderius of Montecassino in the 11th century.
- Parish church of San Michele Arcangelo, built in the 11th century over a pre-existing pagan temple.
- Church of Annunziata (13th century)
Campodimele can be reached through the Liri Valley State Road 82.
Longevity of residentsEdit
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- Longevity Way of Life in Italy Mountain Hamlet : Research: Focus varies from lifestyle to blood pressure to genetic traits. The locale seems a near-ideal union of the classic Mediterranean diet and healthy bucolic living. Los Angeles Times, USA. Published February 05, 1995. Accessed 10 July 2011.
- The secrets to a long life. Daily Telegraph, UK. Published 10 July 2011. Accessed 10 July 2011.
- Official website (in Italian)