Lenola, Lazio

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Lenola
Comune
Comune di Lenola
Lenola 2 7 2011.JPG
Coat of arms of Lenola
Coat of arms
Lenola is located in Italy
Lenola
Lenola
Location of Lenola in Italy
Coordinates: 41°25′N 13°28′E / 41.417°N 13.467°E / 41.417; 13.467
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province / Metropolitan city Latina (LT)
Frazioni Ambrifi, Camposerianni, Carduso, Liverani, Passignano, Valle Bernardo
Government
 • Mayor Andrea Antogiovanni
Area
 • Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 425 m (1,394 ft)
Population (31 March 2015)
 • Total 4,195
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lenolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 04025
Dialing code 0771
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day June 24
Website Official website

Lenola is a town and comune in the province of Latina, in the Lazio region of central Italy. Its territory is included in the Natural Preserve of the Monti Aurunci.

History[edit]

Known in ancient times as Inola, Inula or Enola, the town was acquired by the Romans in the 4th century BC. It was the site of a clash between the army of Hannibal during his march along the Appian Way towards Rome (c. 217 BC); in a place still called Valle di Annibale ("Hannibal's Valley") remains of armors were found.

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Lenola was besieged two times by the Lombards (581 and 595). In 846 it was ravaged by the Saracens. In 1138 it became a possession of the Italo-Norman family of the Dell'Aquila and then, in 1299, to the Caetani family.

During World War II, Lenola suffered several bombings. Some of its inhabitans, such as future President of the Chamber of Deputies, Pietro Ingrao, fought as partisans against the German occupation forces.

Twin towns[edit]