Monte Compatri

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Monte Compatri
Comune
Comune di Monte Compatri
Apse of the Assunta Baroque parish church.
Apse of the Assunta Baroque parish church.
Coat of arms of Monte Compatri
Coat of arms
Monte Compatri is located in Italy
Monte Compatri
Monte Compatri
Location of Monte Compatri in Italy
Coordinates: 41°48′29″N 12°44′14″E / 41.80806°N 12.73722°E / 41.80806; 12.73722Coordinates: 41°48′29″N 12°44′14″E / 41.80806°N 12.73722°E / 41.80806; 12.73722
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province / Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
Frazioni La Cucca, Laghetto, Molara, Pantano, Pratarena
Government
 • Mayor Fabio D'Acuti
Area
 • Total 24.4 km2 (9.4 sq mi)
Elevation 576 m (1,890 ft)
Population (31 August 2015)[1]
 • Total 12,016
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Monticiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00040
Dialing code 06
Saint day 19 March
Website Official website

Monte Compatri is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Latium, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Rome on the Alban Hills. It is one of the Castelli Romani.

History

Monte Compatri has been identified with the ancient Labicum, a colony of Alba Longa. In the Middle Ages it was a fief of the Counts of Tusculum, then of the Annibaldi, the Altemps and the Borghese.

Main sights

  • Parish church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo (1630–33), erected by will of Scipione Borghese. The campanile is the former communal tower. The façade was designed by Carlo Rainaldi
  • Palazzo Borghese, the current town hall
  • Gabii
  • San Silvestro monastery

Famous people

Twin cities

References

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

External links

  • Official website
  • Centro Culturale Laghetto
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