Santa Marinella

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Santa Marinella
Comune
Comune di Santa Marinella
Coat of arms of Santa Marinella
Coat of arms
Santa Marinella is located in Italy
Santa Marinella
Santa Marinella
Location of Santa Marinella in Italy
Coordinates: 42°2′N 11°51′E / 42.033°N 11.850°E / 42.033; 11.850
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rome (RM)
Frazioni Santa Severa
Government
 • Mayor Roberto Bacheca (PdL)
Area
 • Total 49.2 km2 (19.0 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 17,643
 • Density 360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Demonym Santamarinellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00058
Dialing code 0766
Patron saint St. Joseph
Saint day March 19
Website Official website

Santa Marinella is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rome in the Italian region Lazio, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Rome.

It includes the beach resort of Santa Severa (the ancient Pyrgi), and a medieval castle.

History[edit]

In antiquity, Santa Marinella was the site of Aquae Caeretanae, a Roman bathing resort.[2]

Culture[edit]

Actress Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rossellini had a villa here. The gypsy punk band, Gogol Bordello also have a song titled "Santa Marinella" about Eugene Hutz's time in Santa Marinella as he tried to gain immigration to America.

Famous for its "Wheels of Immigration" - a pretzel-like snack consumed by Russian Jewish immigrants who temporarily settled there in the late 1980s on their way to United States or Israel.

Twin towns - Sister Cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Comune's website about the archaeological work

External links[edit]

Media related to Santa Marinella at Wikimedia Commons