Ausonia, Lazio

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Ausonia
Comune
Comune di Ausonia
ComuneDiAusonia.jpg
Coat of arms of Ausonia
Coat of arms
Ausonia is located in Italy
Ausonia
Ausonia
Location of Ausonia in Italy
Coordinates: 41°21′N 13°45′E / 41.350°N 13.750°E / 41.350; 13.750
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Frosinone (FR)
Frazioni Madonna del Piano, Selvacava
Government
 • Mayor Michele Moschetta (since June 2004)
Area
 • Total 20 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 178 m (584 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 2,623
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym Ausoniesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03040
Dialing code 0776
Patron saint St. Michael
Saint day September 29

Ausonia is a town and comune in southern Lazio, central Italy. It takes its name from the Ausones/Aurunci, whose ancient town Ausona (member of the Auruncan Pentapolis), located nearby, was destroyed by the Romans in 314 BC. In the Middle Ages it was known as Fratte.

The main attraction is the sanctuary of Santa Maria del Piano (15th century, although founded in 1100).

Portal, Santuario di Santa Maria del Piano