Vicovaro

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Vicovaro
Comune di Vicovaro
Skyline of Vicovaro
Location of Vicovaro
Vicovaro is located in Italy
Vicovaro
Vicovaro
Location of Vicovaro in Italy
Vicovaro is located in Lazio
Vicovaro
Vicovaro
Vicovaro (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°1′N 12°54′E / 42.017°N 12.900°E / 42.017; 12.900
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
Metropolitan cityRome (RM)
FrazioniSancosimato
Government
 • MayorFiorenzo De Simone
Area
 • Total35.94 km2 (13.88 sq mi)
Elevation
300 m (1,000 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,968
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vicovaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00029
Dialing code0774

Vicovaro (Latin: Varia[4], Romanesco: Vicuaru) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Lazio, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Rome.

History[edit]

The area of Vicovaro was inhabited as early as the Neolithic, as testified by remains dating from this period to the late Bronze Age. During the Roman domination, it was known as Vicus Varronis, Vicus Vari or Vicus Valerius.

In the 13th century it was a fief of the Orsini.

Main sights[edit]

  • Palazzo Cenci Bolognetti, a former residence of the Orsini. It includes parts of a rocca (castle) with cylindrical towers, remains of the keep and an entrance with a Gothic marble arch from the 14th century.
  • Church of San Giacomo, commissioned by Giovanni Antonio Orsini to Giovanni Dalmata (upper part) and others (lower part).
  • Church of San Pietro (17th century)
  • Monastery of San Cosimato (6th century)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 43 & notes.

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