Monte Porzio Catone

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Monte Porzio Catone
Comune
Comune di Monte Porzio Catone
Monte Porzio Catone.jpg
Coat of arms of Monte Porzio Catone
Coat of arms
Monte Porzio Catone is located in Italy
Monte Porzio Catone
Monte Porzio Catone
Location of Monte Porzio Catone in Italy
Coordinates: 41°49′N 12°43′E / 41.817°N 12.717°E / 41.817; 12.717
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province / Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
Frazioni Armetta, Camaldoli, Fontana Candida, Massarosa, Monte Ciuffo, Pilozzo, Pratone - Belvedere, San Marco, Selve di Mondragone, Suore Domenicane di Betania, Villa Vecchia
Government
 • Mayor Emanuele Pucci
Area
 • Total 9.4 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Elevation 451 m (1,480 ft)
Population (30 June 2015[1])
 • Total 8,691
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Monteporziani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00040
Dialing code 06
Patron saint St. Antoninus Martyr
Saint day 2 September
Website Official website

Monte Porzio Catone is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region Latium, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Rome, on the Alban Hills.

Monte Porzio Catone borders the following municipalities: Frascati, Grottaferrata, Monte Compatri and Rome.

Tusculan Hermitage of Camaldoli.

Main sights[edit]

  • The Astronomical Rome Observatory is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the city centre. It was built starting from 1939, being finished in 1965. It rises above the remains of a Roman villa, the "Matidia's Villa", from the first century AD. The imposing construction is rationalist in style and was used for preserving the equipment of the National Observatory in Rome; subsequently it became a structure to promote the astronomic and scientific studies. Currently the observatory is endowed with the Astrolab and other didactic resources for initiatives to schools, university, associative and private groups.
  • The Tusculan Hermitage Monastery was founded in 1607 by Camaldolese Monks of Monte Corona. In 1613 the building was completed. The convent's church is devoted to Saint Romuald. The hospitality to male pilgrims by the hermits is guaranteed. Women are forbidden entry to the Hermitage.
  • Other sights include the church of St. Gregory the Great, erected in 1666 by Carlo Rainaldi for the Borghese family, and the remains of the ancient Tusculum.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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