Sermoneta

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Sermoneta
Comune di Sermoneta
Sermoneta from above in October 2007
Sermoneta from above in October 2007
Coat of arms of Sermoneta
Coat of arms
Location of Sermoneta
Sermoneta is located in Italy
Sermoneta
Sermoneta
Location of Sermoneta in Italy
Sermoneta is located in Lazio
Sermoneta
Sermoneta
Sermoneta (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°33′N 12°59′E / 41.550°N 12.983°E / 41.550; 12.983
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceLatina (LT)
FrazioniCarrara, Doganella, Monticchio, Pontenuovo, Sermoneta Scalo, Tufette
Government
 • MayorClaudio Damiano
Area
 • Total44 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation
257 m (843 ft)
Population
(31 July 2015[1])
 • Total9,836
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sermonetani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
04013
Dialing code0773
Patron saintSt. Joseph
Saint dayMarch 19
WebsiteOfficial website

Sermoneta is a hill town and comune in the province of Latina (Lazio), central Italy.

It is a walled hill town, with a 13th-century Romanesque cathedral called Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and a massive castle, built by the Caetani family. The Cistercian Valvisciolo Abbey is located nearby. The churches of San Giuseppe (mainly 16th century) and San Michele (mainly 12th century) still stand.

In the 13th-16th centuries, it was home to a flourishing Jewish community.

Sermoneta is the hometown of the humanist Aldo Manuzio and the Baroque painter Antonio Cavallucci.

Scenes of the 2007 film Silk featuring Keira Knightley were filmed in Sermoneta.

An episode of Return of the Saint was filmed there and the town was known as Santa Maria.

Notable residents[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from ISTAT