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Comune di Affile
Affile is located in Italy
Location o Affile in Italy
Coordinates: 41°53′3″N 13°5′49″E / 41.88417°N 13.09694°E / 41.88417; 13.09694
ProvinceRoum (RM)
 • MayorErcole Viri
 • Total15.0 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
684 m (2,244 ft)
 • Total1,595
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code0774
Patron sauntSanta Felicita
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Affile (Laitin: Afilae[2]) is a comune (municipality) in the province o Roum in the Italian region Lazio, locatit aboot 50 km east o Roum.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Airchaeologie haes shawn the existence o a pre-Roman centre here, on the border o the launds o the Hernici an the Aequi. In the 1st century AD it is mentioned as oppidum Afile bi Frontinus. It wis crossed bi the Via Sublacense.

In the 10t century a veelage existit in the umwhile Roman oppidum, centred on the kirk o St. Peter. In 1013 a castle (castrum) is citit in Affile, that in 1109 wis cedit bi Pape Paschal II tae the Abbey o St. Scholastica o Subiaco. Later it wis a possession o the Altieri an Braschi faimilies.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Roman cistern. In 999 emperor Otto III foondit in the steid a kirk, that haed housomeivver awready disappeared in the 16t century.
  • Kirk o St. Peter, kent frae the early 6t century. The last renovation is frae the 15t century.
  • Kirk o St. Mary (kent fraem 1005). It haes frescoes frae the 13t an 16t-17t centuries.
  • Kirk o Santa Felicita (13t century)
  • Castrum, steid on a different hill o the oreeginar steid o Affile aroond St. Peter's kirk. Ance, it haed numerous touers, gates an massive waws, few traces o it remain.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Cairt 43 & notes.

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