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Comune di Lanuvio
Coat of arms of Lanuvio
Coat of arms
Lanuvio is located in Italy
Location of Lanuvio in Italy
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province Rome (RM)
Frazioni Campoleone
 • Mayor Luigi Galieti
 • Total 43.9 km2 (16.9 sq mi)
Elevation 324 m (1,063 ft)
Population (30 April 2009)[1]
 • Total 12,730
 • Density 290/km2 (750/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 Province 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 1
  • Twin towns 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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 Allies, and almost entirely destroyed.

Twin towns


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

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