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Sacrofano

Sacrofano
Comune
Comune di Sacrofano
Coat of arms of Sacrofano
Coat of arms
Sacrofano is located in Italy
Sacrofano
Location of Sacrofano in Italy
Coordinates:
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province Rome (RM)
Government
 • Mayor Valter Casagrande
Area
 • Total 28.5 km2 (11.0 sq mi)
Elevation 260 m (850 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 7,719
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sacrofanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00060
Dialing code 06
Patron saint St. Blaise and Geminianus
Saint day February 3
Website Official website

Sacrofano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rome in the Italian region Latium, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Rome. Located near the Monti Sabatini, at the feet of an extinct volcano, it is included in the Regional Park of Veii.

Sacrofano borders the following municipalities: Campagnano di Roma, Castelnuovo di Porto, Formello, Magliano Romano, Riano, Rome.

An ancient tower in Sacrofano.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Main sights 2
  • Transportation 3
  • References 4

History

They were originally part of the territory of the Duchy of Bracciano. In 1662 the Orsini ceded it to the Chigi family.

Main sights

  • The Rocca (castle)
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista, dating from the 12th century but restored in the 15th century. It has a tuff bell tower from the 14th century. The church has an irregular plan, with a single nave. The 1515 altar, in polychrome marbles, houses the relic of St. Justin Martyr.

Transportation

Sacrofano has a station on the Roma-Civitacastellana-Viterbo regional railway. It can be reached by car from Rome in c. 20 minutes through the Via Flaminia and the Via Sacrofanese.

References

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