Cori, Lazio

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Comune di Cori
Coat of arms of Cori
Coat of arms
Cori is located in Italy
Location of Cori in Italy
Coordinates: 41°39′N 12°55′E / 41.650°N 12.917°E / 41.650; 12.917
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Latina (LT)
Frazioni Giulianello
 • Mayor Mauro Primio De Lillis
 • Total 86 km2 (33 sq mi)
Elevation 384 m (1,260 ft)
Population (1 January 2010)
 • Total 11,249
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Coresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 04010
Dialing code 06
Patron saint Madonna del Soccorso
Saint day Second Sunday in May
Website Official website

Cori is a town and comune in the province of Latina, in the Lazio region of central Italy.


Cori was well developed in the age of the expansion of Rome (7th-6th century BC). It became a Roman possession after the Social War (90–88 BC), maintaining some administrative and political autonomy.

Cori suffered a steep decline in the early centuries of the Middle Ages. It was often allied with its neighbour Velletri. It was a possession of the Annibaldi until 1234, when it went back to the Papal suzerainty, under which (apart from a short period under Ladislaus of Naples in 1400–10) it remained until the unification of Italy.

It has been part of the province of Latina since 1934.

Cori DOC[edit]

The hilly region of Cori is permitted to produce both red and white Italian DOC wine, with the region producing more white wines. Grapes are limited to a harvest yield of 16 tonnes/ha with finished white wines needing a minimum alcohol level of 11% and finished reds needing 11.5%. The white wines are a blend of up to 70% Malvasia di Candia, up to 40% Trebbiano and up to 30% Bellone and Giallo. The reds are composed of 40-60% Montepulciano and 20-40% Nero Buono, 10-30% Cesanese.[1]

Main sights[edit]

  • The Temple of Hercules, early 1st century BC. It is a national monument of Italy.
  • Sanctuary of Madonna del Soccorso.
  • Santa Maria della Pietà, originally in Romanesque style, rebuilt in the 17th century
  • Church of St. Francis (1521–26).
  • Church of Santa Oliva, built in 1467–85 over a Roman temple dedicated to Janus. In the apse is a fresco of Pinturicchio's school. Annexed is a cloister from 1480. Nearby are the remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux (a 1st-century BC restoration of the 5th-century BC sanctuary).
  • Polygonal walls
  • Ponte della Catena ("Chain Bridge"), of Roman origin.
  • Oratory of SS. Annunziata, with frescos.
  • Church of St. John the Baptist (16th century).
  • The Malcolm "Bambi" Wells Memorial. It lies just outside the western wall, dedicated to Malcolm Wells, who was brutally murdered by the infamous mobster, Joey Schiccaloni on 19 April 2013. This statue was erected by the city of Cori on 29 July 2013, and is the newest sight in Cori.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Cori is twinned with:


  1. ^ P. Saunders Wine Label Language pg 154 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X

Coordinates: 41°38′40″N 12°54′46″E / 41.64447°N 12.91267°E / 41.64447; 12.91267