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Anguillara Sabazia

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Anguillara Sabazia
View of Anguillara Sabazia on Lake Bracciano.
View of Anguillara Sabazia on Lake Bracciano.
Location of Anguillara Sabazia
Anguillara Sabazia is located in Italy
Anguillara Sabazia
Anguillara Sabazia
Location of Anguillara Sabazia in Lazio
Anguillara Sabazia is located in Lazio
Anguillara Sabazia
Anguillara Sabazia
Anguillara Sabazia (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°5′N 12°16′E / 42.083°N 12.267°E / 42.083; 12.267
Metropolitan cityRome (RM)
FrazioniFonte Claudia, Stazione, Ponton dell'Elce
 • Total75.24 km2 (29.05 sq mi)
195 m (640 ft)
 (31 October 2021)[2]
 • Total18 997
DemonymsAnguillarini (born in the city), Anguillaresi (coming from other places)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Patron saintSt. Blaise
WebsiteOfficial website

Anguillara Sabazia is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, around 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Rome. It nestles on a small cape on the coast of Lake Bracciano; its medieval center and its beach make it a popular destination for tourists.

About 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) east of the town lies the small, volcanic Lake Martignano, also popular with tourists. The two lakes and the surrounding area have been declared a Regional Park and are under a strict naturalistic control.

Nearby at Mura di Santo Stefano about 3 km south of Lake Bracciano lie the remarkable remains of a great ancient Roman villa.

Roman villa of Mura di Santo Stefano[edit]

Roman villa

It was located along the Via Clodia and was built at the end of the 2nd century AD, probably on an earlier villa rustica of the 1st century.[3] The complex was a luxury retreat, possibly the residential part of a latifundium. There is evidence for continuing activity till the 3d or early 4th century.

The remains of the three-story building in cement with brick cladding are still preserved to about 18 m in height.[4] There are arched openings towards the outside framed by pillars of yellow and red bricks. Inside the building has a central courtyard with pillars and three floors with cross vaults which have now disappeared. It was lavishly decorated with 19 types of marble. The covered side corridors retain traces of marble cladding on the walls.[5]

A cistern is also preserved nearby.


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ Robert Van de Noort, David Whitehouse, "Le Mura di Santo Stefano, Anguillara, revisited", Papers of the Fourth Conference of Italian Archeology 4.2, Accordia Research Center 1992, pp.147-154
  4. ^ Thomas Ashby, The Roman countryside in the classical age, Milan 1982, p.174;
  5. ^ Lyttelton, Margaret, and Frank Sear. “A Roman Villa near Anguillara Sabazia.” Papers of the British School at Rome 45 (1977): 227–51. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40310864.

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