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Comune di Sant'Oreste
Sant'Oreste (Italy) - View of the town 1.JPG
Coat of arms of Sant'Oreste
Coat of arms
Location of Sant'Oreste
Sant'Oreste is located in Italy
Location of Sant'Oreste in Italy
Sant'Oreste is located in Lazio
Sant'Oreste (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°14′N 12°31′E / 42.233°N 12.517°E / 42.233; 12.517
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
 • Mayor Valentina Pini
 • Total 44.0 km2 (17.0 sq mi)
420 m (1,380 ft)
 (31 December 2010)[3]
 • Total 3,890
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santorestesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code 0761
Patron saint St. Edistus
Saint day October 12
Website Official website

Sant'Oreste is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Lazio, located about 35 kilometres (22 miles) north of Rome. It faces the Monte Soratte, that latter has a natural preserve with the same name.


The first mention of Sant'Oreste is made by Benedict of Soracte in his Chronicon in 747 AD, in which he mentions Curtis Sancti Heristi.[4] One source states that the toponym derives from the family of the Aristi or Edisti. A member of this family, Saint Orestes (Edistus, Sant'Edisto, Sant'Oreste) was martyred for his faith around 68 AD. Linguistic corruptions transformed the name from Sanctus Edistus to Sanctus Heristus, Santo Resto, San Tresto, Sant'Oreste.[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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ a b Comune di Sant'Oreste

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