Agosta, Lazio

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Agosta
Comune
Comune di Agosta
View of Agosta
View of Agosta
Coat of arms of Agosta
Coat of arms
Agosta is located in Italy
Agosta
Agosta
Location of Agosta in Italy
Coordinates: 41°59′N 13°2′E / 41.983°N 13.033°E / 41.983; 13.033
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province Rome (RM)
Frazioni Madonna della Pace, Le Selve, Cacino, Tostini, Il Barco, La Vasca
Government
 • Mayor Gianfranco Massimi
Area
 • Total 9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Elevation 392 m (1,286 ft)
Population (2008[1])
 • Total 1,733
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demonym Agostani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00020
Dialing code 0774

Agosta is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rome in the Italian region Latium, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) east of Rome.

Agosta borders the following municipalities: Canterano, Cervara di Roma, Marano Equo, Rocca Canterano, Subiaco.

History[edit]

The area of Agosta was inhabited since prehistoric times. It is mentioned in Augustus's Res Gestae as the source of the Aqua Marcia aqueduct, and after that it took its name from the Roman emperor. In 1051 AD a castle is mentioned here, which later was a possession of the monastery of Subiaco.

Main sights[edit]

  • Medieval castle
  • Arch of the Cardinal o della Porta, built in 1503 near a bridge which at the time crossed the Aniene river.
  • Sanctuary of Madonna del Passo (17th century)

References[edit]

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

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