Latera

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Latera
Comune di Latera
Latera Panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Latera
Coat of arms
Location of Latera
Latera is located in Italy
Latera
Latera
Location of Latera in Italy
Latera is located in Lazio
Latera
Latera
Latera (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°37′N 11°49′E / 42.617°N 11.817°E / 42.617; 11.817
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceViterbo (VT)
FrazioniCantoniera di Latera, La Buca
Government
 • MayorLuigi Fiorucci
Area
 • Total22.43 km2 (8.66 sq mi)
Elevation
508 m (1,667 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total828
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lateresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
01010
Dialing code0761
Patron saintSt. Clement
Saint day23 November

Latera is a small town and comune in the Province of Viterbo, Italy. Situated near Bolsena Lake and Mezzano Lake, is important for volcanic underground activity near the town centre. It has a small rock with a medieval palace by Farnese family, surrounded by medieval stone houses.

The Ducal Fountain (Fontana del Ponte), 17th century.

History[edit]

Latera and its castle are known by documents from around the beginning of the 12th century. It began its long-lasting link with the Farnese family in 1408, when Pope Gregory XII conceded vicardom of the city to Ranuccio Farnese, creating with the namesake city of Farnese a Duchy independent from that of the nearby Castro. The Farnese reigned over Latera until 1650.

Main sights[edit]

  • The Palace of Ranuccio Farnese
  • The Three Fountains
  • Museum of Earth, inaugurated in 1999

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Latera at Wikimedia Commons
  • Latera travel guide from Wikivoyage



  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.