|— Comune —|
|Comune di Casoria|
|- Mayor||Stefano Ferrara|
|- Total||12.03 km2 (4.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||70 m (230 ft)|
|Population (1 August 2009)|
|- Density||6,656.7/km2 (17,240.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|- Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The name of Casoria is mentioned for the first time in documents from 993-998, connected to the casa aurea raviosa (Latin: "Golden House of Raviosa") mentioned in other documents from 952-988. However, numerous findings have proven that the territory was inhabited several centuries before Christ.
The village of Casoria developed after the year 1000 AD, thanks to the Benedictine monastery of San Gregorio Armeno of Naples. In the 13th century it was a fief of the archbishop of Naples. In 1580 it was acquired by the Royal Estate of the Kingdom of Naples. In 1815 it was made capital of a circondario of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, including 19 communes.
Its marshy territory was reclaimed in the same period, becoming one of the most fertile areas in the region. Until the 1950s, Casoria was an agricultural center, also producing pasta and wine, as well as cannabis handicrafts. Its industrial development, during which it became the main industrial hub in southern Italy, caused the population to increase by four times from 1951 to 1991. Most of the industries have disappeared now.
In 2005 the communal council was dissolved due to camorra connections of its members.
The Seduction of Culture in German History Wolf ...
《中英對照讀新聞》Italian museum chief asks Merkel for asylum 義大利博物館館長向梅克爾尋求庇護
An Italian museum director told AFP he is asking for asylum in Germany, saying he is fed up with mafia threats and a government that is failing to protect Italy’s rich cultural heritage.
"I wrote a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel," said Antonio Manfredi, director of the Contemporary Art Museum in Casoria, an impoverished and crime-heavy town close to Naples in southern Italy.
"I’m serious. If she gives me asylum, I’m going to pack up my bags and move to Germany with my staff and the museum’s entire collection of 1,000 works," said Manfredi, who is also a sculptor.
To make his point, he has even planted a German flag outside the museum.
A native of Casoria, Manfredi returned to his hometown after a career abroad including in China and the United States and set up the museum in 2005.
Manfredi said he has received no funds from the state and has given up hope of getting any after some recent highly-publicised accidents at the ancient site of Pompeii. "If a government allows Pompeii to fall then what hope does my museum have... There’s an enormous problem with culture in Italy," he said.
asylum︰收容所、避難所、庇護權。例句︰The Swedish court granted asylum to the ex-Guantanamo prisoner.（瑞典法院給與這名前關達納摩監獄囚犯庇護。）
be fed up with︰厭倦、不滿極了。例句︰I am fed up with her constant complaints.（我受夠了她沒完沒了的抱怨。）
make one’s point︰清楚表達某人意圖、說服他人贊同某人。例句︰You have made your point, there is no need to keep going on about it.（你已清楚表達你的觀點，所以無須對此再繼續下去。）