Palombara Sabina

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Palombara Sabina
Comune
Comune di Palombara Sabina
Aerial view of Palombara Sabina
Aerial view of Palombara Sabina
Coat of arms of Palombara Sabina
Coat of arms
Palombara Sabina is located in Italy
Palombara Sabina
Palombara Sabina
Location of Palombara Sabina in Italy
Coordinates: 42°04′N 12°46′E / 42.067°N 12.767°E / 42.067; 12.767
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rome
Frazioni Stazzano, Cretone
Government
 • Mayor Paolo Della Rocca
Elevation 372 m (1,220 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 12,376
Demonym Palombaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00018
Dialing code 0774
Patron saint Saint Blaise
Saint day February 3
Website Official website

Palombara Sabina is a town and comune in the province of Rome, Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • Savelli-Torlonia Castle, built from the 11th century by the Ottaviani, a branch of the Crescentii family of Rome. Antipope Innocent III was arrested here in 1180. It was acquired by Luca Savelli, a nephew of pope Honorius III, in 1250, whence the current name. It was rebuilt in the 16th century by Troilo Savelli, who commissioned his friend Baldassarre Peruzzi the frescoes which are still visible inside, including portraits of Roman famous men, allegories of the Liberal Arts and grotesque decorations. It is now home to a library, an exhibition of Roman statues found nearby Palombara in 2008, and a natural sciences museum.
  • Abbey of Saint John in Argentella
  • Church of Santa Maria Annunziata (14th century)
  • Church of St. Blaise (1101), in Romanesque style.
  • Fortified village of Castiglione, in the Monti Lucretili park, at 750 m.
  • Convent of St. Michael, in rural Romanesque style. It was built over a Roman villa, of which traces of opus reticulatum remain.