Sabaudia

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For the Polish village, see Sabaudia, Lublin Voivodeship.
Sabaudia
Comune
Comune di Sabaudia
Sabaudia Town Hall
Sabaudia Town Hall
Coat of arms of Sabaudia
Coat of arms
Sabaudia is located in Italy
Sabaudia
Sabaudia
Location of Sabaudia in Italy
Coordinates: 41°18′N 13°01′E / 41.300°N 13.017°E / 41.300; 13.017
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Latina (LT)
Frazioni Baia d'Argento, Bella Farnia, Borgo San Donato, Borgo Vodice, Cerasella, Mezzomonte, Molella, Sacramento, Sant'Andrea, Sant'Isidoro
Government
 • Mayor Maurizio Lucci
Area
 • Total 144 km2 (56 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (9 October 2011)
 • Total 18,812
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym Sabaudiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 04016
Dialing code 0773
Patron saint SS. Annunziata
Saint day March 25
Website Official website

Sabaudia is a coastal town in the province of Latina, Lazio, central Italy. Sabaudia's center is characterized by several examples of Fascist architecture.

History[edit]

Sabaudia is one of several towns built on the reclaimed marshland of the Agro Pontino, south to Rome. This marsh was drained under orders from Benito Mussolini, and these towns were built so that the fascist regime could demonstrate the draining of the marshland, as well as provide housing communities for the increasing urban populations of Italy's large cities.

Architects Gino Cancellotti, Eugenio Montuori, Luigi Piccinato, and Alfredo Scalpelli were responsible for the town plan and many of the buildings after winning a competition for the design of Sabaudia, sponsored by Mussolini. Work commenced on the town's construction on 5 August 1933 and was completed 253 days later. The city itself is based a Roman grid road layout and rationalist architecture.

An hour and a half to the south of Rome, Sabaudia is a coastal town built by Mussolini during his massive project to reclaim the Pontine Marshes. Vast tracts of malaria-infested swamp were drained by workers transported from poor areas of northern Italy, leaving the coastal area south of Rome with rich farmland and a few newly created beach towns.

Twin towns / Sister cities[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Burdett, Richard (1982). Sabaudia: città nuova fascista. London: Architectural Association. 
  • Muratore, Giorgio; Daniela Carfagna, Mario Tieghi (1999). Sabaudia, 1934: il sogno di una città nuova e l'architettura razionalista. Sabaudia: A. Boschi. 

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