img_coa = Stemma-Cascia.gif
official_name = Comune di Cascia
province = Perugia (PG)
elevation_m = 653
population_as_of = 2007
population_total = 3245
timezone = CET, UTC+1
coordinates = coord|42|43|N|13|10|E
frazioni = see list
telephone = 0743
postalcode = 06043
saint = St.
Rita of Cascia
mayor = Gino Emili
website = [http://www.comune.cascia.pg.it www.comune.cascia.pg.it ]
Cascia is a town and "
comune" (township) of the Italian province of Perugiain a rather remote area of the mountainous southeastern corner of Umbria. It is about 21 km from Norciaon the road to Rietiin the Lazio (63 km).
the modern territory of Cascia was the home of the Roman settlement of "
Carsulae", destroyed in the 1st century BC by an earthquake. In the Middle Ages it was sacked by the Byzantines and the Lombards, and was later a fief of the Trincifamily. It was occupied by Papal troops in the 15th century, and thenceforth it was a Papal town until the unification of Italyin 1860.
Cascia was the home of
Saint Rita of Cascia, who was born in the nearby " frazione" of Roccaporena in 1381 and died there in 1457. After her canonization in 1900, a large shrine was built in Cascia, which is still an important place of pilgrimage; and the house where she was born may still be visited.
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* [http://www.umbria.org/ita/citta/dir/default26.html Umbria.Org - Article about Cascia] (in Italian)
* [http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Italy/Umbria/Perugia/Cascia/Cascia/home.html Bill Thayer's site - Article about Cascia]
"(Incorporates text from Bill Thayer's site, by permission.)"
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