Santa Marinella

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Santa Marinella
Comune
Comune di Santa Marinella
Coat of arms of Santa Marinella
Coat of arms
Santa Marinella is located in Italy
Santa Marinella
Santa Marinella
Location of Santa Marinella in Italy
Coordinates: 42°2′N 11°51′E / 42.033°N 11.850°E / 42.033; 11.850
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province / Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
Frazioni Santa Severa
Government
 • Mayor Roberto Bacheca (PdL)
Area
 • Total 49.2 km2 (19.0 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 17,643
 • Density 360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santamarinellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00058
Dialing code 0766
Patron saint St. Joseph
Saint day March 19
Website Official website

Santa Marinella is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rome in the Italian region Lazio, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Rome.

It includes the beach resort of Santa Severa (the ancient Pyrgi), and a medieval castle.

History[edit]

In antiquity, Santa Marinella was the site of Aquae Caeretanae, a Roman bathing resort.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Rome Ciampino Airport (altitude: 105 m sl, 13 km (8 mi) south-east from Colosseum 41°47′58″N 12°35′50″E / 41.79944°N 12.59722°E / 41.79944; 12.59722 (Rome Ciampino Airport))
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.1
(55.6)
13.3
(55.9)
14.7
(58.5)
16.6
(61.9)
20.5
(68.9)
23.8
(74.8)
26.6
(79.9)
27.4
(81.3)
24.8
(76.6)
21.4
(70.5)
17.1
(62.8)
14.2
(57.6)
19.5
(67.1)
Average low °C (°F) 7.4
(45.3)
7.4
(45.3)
8.6
(47.5)
10.7
(51.3)
14.4
(57.9)
17.8
(64)
20.6
(69.1)
21.1
(70)
18.5
(65.3)
15.4
(59.7)
11.3
(52.3)
8.4
(47.1)
13.5
(56.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 77.3
(3.043)
66.7
(2.626)
56.3
(2.217)
70.3
(2.768)
43.8
(1.724)
25.5
(1.004)
8.6
(0.339)
23.4
(0.921)
63.2
(2.488)
103.3
(4.067)
101.0
(3.976)
72.0
(2.835)
711.4
(28.008)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 8.0 7.0 7.0 8.0 4.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 7.0 8.0 7.0 66.0
Mean monthly sunshine hours 120.9 132.8 167.4 201.0 263.5 285.0 331.7 297.6 237.0 195.3 129.0 111.6 2,472.8
Source: Servizio Meteorologico,[3]

Culture[edit]

Actress Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rossellini had a villa here. The gypsy punk band, Gogol Bordello also have a song titled "Santa Marinella" about Eugene Hutz's time in Santa Marinella as he tried to gain immigration to America.

Famous for its "Wheels of Immigration" - a pretzel-like snack consumed by Russian Jewish immigrants who temporarily settled there in the late 1980s on their way to United States or Israel.

Twin towns - Sister Cities[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Santa Marinella at Wikimedia Commons