Palombara Sabina

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Palombara Sabina
Comune di Palombara Sabina
View of Palombara Sabina
View of Palombara Sabina
Coat of arms of Palombara Sabina
Coat of arms
Location of Palombara Sabina
Palombara Sabina is located in Italy
Palombara Sabina
Palombara Sabina
Location of Palombara Sabina in Italy
Palombara Sabina is located in Lazio
Palombara Sabina
Palombara Sabina
Palombara Sabina (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°04′N 12°46′E / 42.067°N 12.767°E / 42.067; 12.767
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
Metropolitan cityRome (RM)
FrazioniStazzano, Cretone
Government
 • MayorAlessandro Palombi
Elevation
372 m (1,220 ft)
Population
(31 December 2017)
 • Total13,200
Demonym(s)Palombaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00018
Dialing code0774
Patron saintSaint Blaise
Saint dayFebruary 3
WebsiteOfficial website

Palombara Sabina (Romanesco: Palommara) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • Savelli-Torlonia Castle, built from the 11th century by the Ottaviani, a branch of the Crescentii family of Rome. Antipope Innocent III was arrested here in 1180. It was acquired by Luca Savelli, a nephew of pope Honorius III, in 1250, whence the current name. It was rebuilt in the 16th century by Troilo Savelli, who commissioned his friend Baldassarre Peruzzi the frescoes which are still visible inside, including portraits of Roman famous men, allegories of the Liberal Arts and grotesque decorations. It is now home to a library, an exhibition of Roman statues found nearby Palombara in 2008, and a natural sciences museum.
  • Abbey of Saint John in Argentella
  • Church of Santa Maria Annunziata (14th century)
  • Church of St. Blaise (1101), in Romanesque style.
  • Fortified village of Castiglione, in the Monti Lucretili park, at 750 metres (2,460 ft).
  • Convent of St. Michael, in rural Romanesque style. It was built over a Roman villa, of which traces of opus reticulatum remain.