Cave, Lazio

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Comune di Cave
Coat of arms of Cave
Coat of arms
Cave within the Province of Rome
Cave within the Province of Rome
Cave is located in Italy
Location of Cave in Italy
Coordinates: 41°49′N 12°56′E / 41.817°N 12.933°E / 41.817; 12.933Coordinates: 41°49′N 12°56′E / 41.817°N 12.933°E / 41.817; 12.933
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rome (RM)
Frazioni Collepalme, San Bartolomeo
 • Mayor Angelo Lupi[1]
(since 26-5-2014)
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 399 m (1,309 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 10,421
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00033
Dialing code 06
Website Official website

Cave is a town and comune in the Latium region of Italy, 42 kilometres (26 mi) southeast of Rome. As of 2011 its population was of 10,421.[2]


The town was mentioned first in 998 AD, and was later a fief of the Colonna family. In 1482 it was besieged by Pope Sixtus IV and obliged to surrender. It is especially known for the Treaty of Cave, signed on 12 September 1557 by plenipotentiaries of Pope Paul IV and Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, the Spanish viceroy of Naples.


Cave borders with Castel San Pietro Romano, Genazzano, Palestrina, Rocca di Cave, and Valmontone.[3] It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Collepalme and San Bartolomeo.


  • Lazio, Touring Club Italiano, 2005.

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