Civita d'Antino

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Civita d'Antino
Comune di Civita d'Antino
Coat of arms of Civita d'Antino
Coat of arms
Civita d'Antino is located in Italy
Civita d'Antino
Civita d'Antino
Location of Civita d'Antino in Italy
Coordinates: 41°53′12″N 13°28′21″E / 41.88667°N 13.47250°E / 41.88667; 13.47250
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province L'Aquila (AQ)
Frazioni Case Mattei, Civita d'Antino Scalo, Pero dei Santi, Triano
 • Mayor Sara Cicchinelli
 • Total 29.08 km2 (11.23 sq mi)
Elevation 904 m (2,966 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)[1]
 • Total 1,059
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Demonym Civitani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67050
Dialing code 0863
Patron saint St. Stephen
Saint day 19 August
Website Official website

Civita d'Antino (Latin: Antinum[2]) is a comune and town in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.


Antinum, a city of the Marsians, was situated on a lofty hill in the upper valley of the Liri river (now called the Valle di Roveto), about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Sora and 10 kilometres (6 mi) from the Lake Fucinus, from which it is, however, separated by an intervening mountain ridge. In antiquity, it is mentioned only by Pliny,[3] who enumerates Antinum among the cities of the Marsians.

The numerous inscriptions that have been discovered in the modern village suggest that it must have been a municipal town of considerable importance. Besides these, there remain several portions of the ancient walls, of polygonal construction, with a gateway of the same style, which still serves for an entrance to the modern village, and is called Porta Campanile. The Roman inscriptions confirm the testimony of Pliny as to the city being a Marsic one (one of them has populi Antinatium Marsorum); but an Oscan inscription which has been found there is in the Volscian dialect, and renders it probable that the city was at an earlier period occupied by that people[4] It has been supposed by some writers to be the castellum ad lacum Fucinum mentioned by Livy[5] as conquered from that people in 408 BCE, although this has been disputed[6]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 44 & notes.
  3. ^ Naturalis Historia, iii. 12. § 17
  4. ^ Theodor Mommsen, Unter-Italischen Dialekte, p. 321.
  5. ^ Ab urbe condita, iv. 57
  6. ^ Romanelli, vol. iii. pp. 222-32; Orelli, Inscr. 146, 3940; Keppel Richard Craven, Abruzzi, vol. i. pp. 117-22; Richard Hoare, Classical Tour, vol. i. p. 339, et seq.; Kramer, Der Fuciner See, p. 54, note.