Lanuvio

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Lanuvio
Comune
Comune di Lanuvio
Lanuvio Panoram 4th April 2010.jpg
Coat of arms of Lanuvio
Coat of arms
Lanuvio is located in Italy
Lanuvio
Lanuvio
Location of Lanuvio in Italy
Coordinates: 41°41′N 12°42′E / 41.683°N 12.700°E / 41.683; 12.700
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province / Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
Frazioni Campoleone, Bellavista, Colle Cavaliere, Casale della Corte, Malcavallo, Mantovano, Monte Giove, Pascolare, Pietrara, Sambuco, Stragonello
Government
 • Mayor Luigi Galieti
Area
 • Total 43.9 km2 (16.9 sq mi)
Elevation 324 m (1,063 ft)
Population (31 July 2015)[1]
 • Total 13,632
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Civitani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00040
Dialing code 06
Patron saint St. Peter the Apostle
Saint day April 7
Website Official website

Lanuvio is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Latium, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Rome, on the Alban Hills.

Lanuvio borders the following municipalities: Aprilia, Ariccia, Genzano di Roma, Velletri.

History

In ancient times Lanuvium was an important town in the nearby of Rome. The emperors Antoninus Pius and Commodus were born here, together with the condottiero Marcantonio Colonna. It decayed after the reign of Theodosius I (late 4th century AD), and was mostly abandoned due to the shutting down of its polytheistic sanctuaries.

It is mentioned again in the 11th century, when it was a seat of a Benedictine monastery. In the early 15th century it was acquired by the Colonna family, to whom it belonged until 1564.

On 17 February 1944, during World War II, it was bombed by sea and air by the Allied, and almost entirely destroyed.

Main sights

  • Collegiate church
  • Sanctuary of Madonna delle Grazie
  • History center with walls, including four towers
  • Temple of Juno Sospita
  • Remains of the ancient Roman bridge Ponte Loreto
  • Regional Park of the Castelli Romani
  • Civic Museum of Lanuvio

Twin towns

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links

Media related to Lanuvio at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website
  • Social website
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