Olevano Romano

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Olevano Romano
Comune di Olevano Romano
Coat of arms of Olevano Romano
Coat of arms
Olevano Romano is located in Italy
Olevano Romano
Olevano Romano
Location of Olevano Romano in Italy
Coordinates: 41°51′N 13°2′E / 41.850°N 13.033°E / 41.850; 13.033Coordinates: 41°51′N 13°2′E / 41.850°N 13.033°E / 41.850; 13.033
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province Rome (RM)
 • Mayor Guglielmina Ranaldi
 • Total 26.1 km2 (10.1 sq mi)
Elevation 571 m (1,873 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 6,882
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00035
Dialing code 06
Website Official website

Olevano Romano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rome in the Italian region Latium, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) east of Rome.

It is the probable birthplace of the composer Giovanni Gentile.

In Olevano is produced wine on the classic Cesanese grape and quality olive oil.


Olevano has a cultural tradition from the past – initiated around 1800 Olevano has had an important role in landscape painting in European art, in particular in the 19th century. Artists from almost all European countries as well as American artists visited and worked in Olevano, and today you will find paintings depicting Olevano, its surrounding landscape and the neighbouring towns in many of the important museums all over Europe. Today the art museum in Olevano Romano exhibits works from its collection as well as organises thematic exhibitions. In the museum in Olevano Romano, you meet both classic and contemporary art, with works of Italian and European artists.

Cesanese di Olevano Romano DOC[edit]

The commune of Olevano Romano is home to the Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) wine of Cesanese di Olevano Romano. This red Italian wine can be produced in both a still, semi-sparkling frizzante and fully sparkling spumante style that can be both dry and slightly sweet. All grapes destined for DOC wine production must be harvested to a yield no greater than 12.5 tonnes/ha. The wine is made primarily (at least 90%) from the Cesanese Comune grape (also known as Cesanese di Affile) with Sangiovese, Barbera and the hite wine grape varieties Trebbiano Toscano and Bombino bianco collectively allowed to make up to 10% of the blend. The finished wine must attain a minimum alcohol level of 12% in order to be labelled with the Cesanese di Olevano Romano DOC designation.[2]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ P. Saunders Wine Label Language pg 137-138 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X

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