Falciano del Massico

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Falciano del Massico
Comune di Falciano del Massico
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Location of Falciano del Massico
Falciano del Massico is located in Italy
Falciano del Massico
Falciano del Massico
Location of Falciano del Massico in Italy
Coordinates: 41°10′N 13°57′E / 41.167°N 13.950°E / 41.167; 13.950Coordinates: 41°10′N 13°57′E / 41.167°N 13.950°E / 41.167; 13.950
ProvinceCaserta (CE)
 • MayorErasmo Fava
 • Total42.72 km2 (16.49 sq mi)
70 m (230 ft)
 (31 July 2017)[2]
 • Total3,618
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0823
Patron saintSt. Roch, St. Martin and St. Peter the Apostle
Saint day16 August, 11 November and 29 July
WebsiteOfficial website

Falciano del Massico (Campanian: Fauciano) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania. The village has a population of c. 3,600 and is located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Naples as well as about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Caserta. The commune is home to a Regional Natural Preserve pivoting on the , of volcanic origin.


Since March 2012 it has been illegal to die in Falciano del Massico.[3] The current mayor, Giulio Cesare Fava, issued a legal decree stating "It is forbidden, with immediate effect, to all citizens resident in the municipality of Falciano del Massico, and to whoever passes by its territory, to cross the border of earthly life and to enter the afterlife."[4] This decree was issued because the commune's cemetery is currently full and the deceased must be buried in the nearby town of Mondragone. Mondragone is currently in a long-standing feud with Falciano del Massico, makes citizens pay significantly more for a cemetery plot there.[3][4] The majority of residents in Falciano del Massico are retirees, and the mayor has requested that they "make every effort not to die until a new cemetery is built for the municipality."[4] By the end of March 2012, two of the older residents had already "defied" the new law.[4]


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b Deaths barred in Italian village Archived 7 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine. The Boston Globe. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b c d Italy: Falciano dal Massico Mayor Forbids Citizens from Dying. International Business Times. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 21 march 2012.

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