Cave, Lazio

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Comune di Cave
Coat of arms of Cave
Coat of arms
Cave is located in Italy
Location of Cave in Italy
Coordinates: 41°49′N 12°56′E / 41.817°N 12.933°E / 41.817; 12.933Coordinates: 41°49′N 12°56′E / 41.817°N 12.933°E / 41.817; 12.933
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rome
Frazioni Collepalme, San Bartolomeo
 • Mayor Massimo Umbertini (since June 2004)
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 399 m (1,309 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 10,487
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00033
Dialing code 06
Website Official website

Cave is a town and comune in the Latium region of Italy, 42 kilometres (26 mi) southeast of Rome.


The city was mentioned first in 998 AD, and was later a fief of the Colonna family. In 1482 it was besieged by Pope Sixtus IV and obliged to surrender. It is especially known for the Treaty of Cave, signed on 12 September 1557 by plenipotentiaries of Pope Paul IV and Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, the Spanish viceroy of Naples.


  • Lazio, Touring Club Italiano, 2005.