Vicovaro

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Vicovaro
Comune
Comune di Vicovaro
Vicovaro San Pietro.jpg
Vicovaro is located in Italy
Vicovaro
Vicovaro
Location of Vicovaro in Italy
Coordinates: 42°1′N 12°54′E / 42.017°N 12.900°E / 42.017; 12.900
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province / Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
Frazioni Sancosimato
Government
 • Mayor Fiorenzo De Simone
Area
 • Total 36.1 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (31 December 2010[1])
 • Total 4,108
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vicovaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00029
Dialing code 0774

Vicovaro (Latin: Varia[2]) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Lazio, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Rome.

History

The area of Vicovaro was inhabited as early as the Neolithic, as testified by remains dating from this period to the late Bronze Age. During the Roman domination, it was known as Vicus Varronis, Vicus Vari or Vicus Valerius.

In the 13th century it was a fief of the Orsini.

Main sights

  • Palazzo Cenci Bolognetti, a former residence of the Orsini. It includes parts of a rocca (castle) with cylindrical towers, remains of the keep and an entrance with a Gothic marble arch from the 14th century.
  • Church of San Giacomo, commissioned by Giovanni Antonio Orsini to Giovanni Dalmata (upper part) and others (lower part).
  • Church of San Pietro (17th century)
  • Monastery of San Cosimato (6th century)

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 43 & notes.

External links


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