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Comune di Artena
Artena Panorama.jpg
Artena is locatit in Italy
Location o Artena in Italy
Coordinates: 41°44′N 12°55′E / 41.733°N 12.917°E / 41.733; 12.917
Kintra Italy
Region Lazio
Province Roum (RM)
Frazioni Colubro, Macere, Maiotini, Abbazia, Selvatico, Valli
 • Mayor Mario Petrichella
 • Total 54 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Tot 14,154
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Artenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00031
Dialin code 06
Patron saunt Mary Magdalene
Saunt day 22 July
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Artena is a toun an comune in the province o Roum, Italy. It is situatit in the northwast o Monti Lepini, in the upper valley o the Sacco River. It is approximately 40 km sootheast bi rail, an 30 km direct frae Roum.

Economy is based on agricultur, animal husbandry an tourism.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name o the oreeginal veelage o the Volsci is uncertain; Ecetra or Fortinum are possible suggestions.

In the Middle Ages it wis a fief o various Roman baronal faimilies, such as the Colonna, the Orsini an the Borghese.

The modren veelage wis cried Monte Fortino till 1873. It awes its present name tae a unpruiven identification o the steid wi the auncient Volscian Artena, destroyed in 404 BC. Anither Artena, which belangit tae the destrict o Caere, an lay atween it an Veii, wis destroyed in the period o the keengs, & its steid is unkent.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

On the muntain (600 m) abuin the veelage are the fine remains o the fortifications o a ceety built in the 6t or 5t century BC, in cyclopean blocks o local limestane. Athin the waws are traces o biggins, an a massive terrace which supportit some edifice o importance.

Ither sichts include the Palazzo Borghese (17t century), an the kirks o Santa Maria delle Letizie, Santa Croce, Santo Stefano Protomartire an San Francesco.

Notes an references[eedit | eedit soorce]

Public Domain This airticle incorporates text frae a publication nou in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.