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Located in "Terra di Lavoro", which was once the capital (Principality of Capua) and
capital (Napoleonic era), the town lies on a bend of the river Volturno, historically
strategic location, at the foot of Mount Tifata, where there is the town of Sant'Angelo
in Formis, and is crossed by the Via Appia (SS 7), and from the railroad Naples-
Caserta-Cassino; Capua was terminal Casilina (SS 6, the ancient via Latina),
near the runs' highway A1 Rome-Naples (formerly A2), accessible via the toll of
Capua, located in the municipality of Pastorano, which is 8.5 km from Capua to the
north and by the gate of Santa Maria Capua Vetere, located in the homonymous
municipality, in the direction south. It is served by a small tourist airport and military
dedicated to Oreste Salomone, on which in recent times has ventilated a proposed
extension, to convert even the transport in the service of civil aeronautical pole of
CIRA, OMA SUD and the Tecnam.

Center is strategically important for the German command attempting to block the
Allied advance toward Cassino and Rome, was the object,in the aftermath of the armistice,
a violent bombing that caused thedeath of 1062 people, including soldiers
and civilians,and almost total destruction of the town. He contributed generously
to the war of liberation with the establishment of the first partisan groups, undergoing
fierce reprisals that caused the death of manycitizens and heroic. 
September / October 1943

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The coat of arms of the city of Capua

Is the symbol of three thousand years of history of this city is composed 
by the acronym Roman SPQC, that the city of Capua has used since Roman
times as a distinctive sign, and two shields added in medieval times.
The acronym S.P.Q.C. the Latin phrase Senatus populusque Campanus, or
The Senate and the People Capuano, is also on the main facade of the town
hall of the city of Capua. The shield on the left and his cross is the Lombard
Capua of the Christian religion. The shield on the right withits seven vipers
is the pre-Roman Capua, founded by Osci, a people who took to teach the snake. 
The abbreviation SPQC is the hallmark used by the city of Capua since Roman
times and represents theunbroken continuity with the historical and
geographical ancient Capua.

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