Gavignano

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Gavignano
Comune
Comune di Gavignano
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Coat of arms of Gavignano
Coat of arms
Gavignano is located in Italy
Gavignano
Gavignano
Location of Gavignano in Italy
Coordinates: 41°42′N 13°3′E / 41.700°N 13.050°E / 41.700; 13.050
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
Frazioni Rossilli
Government
 • Mayor Emiliano Datti
Area
 • Total 15.04 km2 (5.81 sq mi)
Elevation 404 m (1,325 ft)
Population (31 August 2017)[1]
 • Total 1,904
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Gavignanesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 00030
Dialing code 06
Patron saint St. Roch
Saint day 16 August
Website Official website

Gavignano is a town in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy. Gavignano is approximately 50 km south east of Rome, on a hill in the Lepini Mountains.

The name of the town is believed to be derived from the Roman consul and general Aulus Gabinius, a friend of Pompey and ally of Julius Caesar.

The nearest train station is located in the town of Colleferro. Nearby, within the communal territory, is an archaeological site of a Roman villa from the Republican era, the villa "Rossilli", believed to be a country home of the Julii family. At Rossilli there is also a historical abbey, built by the Benedictines in the 12th century.

Pope Innocent III was born there in 1160.

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)



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