Gavignano

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Gavignano
Comune
Comune di Gavignano
Coat of arms of Gavignano
Coat of arms
Gavignano is located in Italy
Gavignano
Gavignano
Location of Gavignano in Italy
Coordinates: 41°42′N 13°3′E / 41.700°N 13.050°E / 41.700; 13.050
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rome (RM)
Frazioni Rossilli
Area
 • Total 14.89 km2 (5.75 sq mi)
Elevation 404 m (1,325 ft)
Population (31 May 2002)[1]
 • Total 1,993
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym Gavignanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00030
Dialing code 06
Patron saint St. Roch
Saint day 16 August

Gavignano is a hill top town of 1,982 inhabitants in the Province of Rome, Lazio, central Italy. Gavignano is approximately 50 km south east of Rome in the Lepini Mountains.

The name of the town is believed to be derived from the Roman consul and general Aulus Gabinius, a friend of Pompey and ally of Julius Caesar.

The nearest train station is located in the town of Colleferro. Nearby, within the communal territory, is an archaeological site of a Roman villa from the Republican era, the villa "Rossilli", believed to be a country home of the Julii family. At Rossilli there is also a historical abbey, built by the Benedictines in the 12th century.

Pope Innocent III was born there in 1160.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)