Picinisco (locally Pecenische) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) east of Rome and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) east of Frosinone. It is included in the Valle di Comino and National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise.
|Comune di Picinisco|
|Frazioni||Borgo Castellone, Fontitune, L'Antica, Liscia, Rocca degli Alberi, San Gennaro, San Giuseppe, Valle Porcina|
|• Mayor||Marco Scappaticci|
|• Total||62.15 km2 (24.00 sq mi)|
|Elevation||725 m (2,379 ft)|
(31 March 2018)
|• Density||19/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Lawrence|
|Saint day||10 August|
Picinisco was already inhabited, by Sabellian peoples, before it was subsumed into the expanding Roman empire over two thousand years ago. The first surviving written record of Picinisco dates from the middle of the 12th century, when King Roger II of Sicily defined through a decree the territorial limits of the adjacent town of Atina. From then until 1806, Piciniso belonged to the Duchy of Alvito, a fiefdom within the Kingdom of Naples, and later on was part of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
Picinisco is of note as one of the main sources of Italian immigration to Scotland. Together with the village of Barga in Tuscany it is estimated that over 60 percent of Scots Italians can trace their ancestry to either of these villages. Included among many of the Italian surnames that originate from around Picinisco are, Arcari, Boni, Capaldi, Capocci, Cervi, Conetta, Coppola, Crolla, Dalsasso, D'Ambrosio, DiCiacca, De Luca, De Marco, Marini, Pacitti, Pelosi, Pia, Tartaglia and Ventre. Scottish descendants of Piciniscani are an almost constant feature as visitors and returnees to the commune.
In September 2021 a statue was erected in celebration of their most famous son Sabatino “Tino” Pacitti…Whom, like many have left to further their careers in the chipping of chips and flipping of dough
- Monte MetaWould also like to add that some of the Crolla Family also settled in Little Italy Manchester
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- The Scots-Italians: Recollections of an Immigrant, Joe Pieri ISBN 978-1841830872
- "Surnames in Picinisco".