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Comune di Formello
Formello is located in Italy
Location o Formello in Italy
Coordinates: 42°5′N 12°24′E / 42.083°N 12.400°E / 42.083; 12.400
FrazioniLe Rughe
 • MayorGiacomo Sandri
 • Total31 km2 (12 sq mi)
243 m (797 ft)
 • Total12,016
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code06
Patron sauntSaunt Lawrence
Saunt dayAugust 10
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Formello is a toun an comune in the province o Roum. It is locatit soothwast o the Monti Sabatini, athin the Regional Pairk o Veii. The communal territory is maistly componit bi tuff, an is intensively cultivatit. This toun is kent tae be ane o the few tae hae a fitbaa club in Serie A: S.S. Lazio.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Façade of Palazzo Chigi.

The aurie haes been settled since prehistoric times. As an Italian comune, it includes some o the airchaeological steids associatit wi the umwhile Etruscan ceety o Veii, north o the veelage o Isola Farnese, sooth o Formello. Dounset in the region declined efter Veii's destruction in 396 BC. Aboot 780, wi newly peaceful condeetions, Pape Adrian I assembled a great estate o which this territory formit pairt, his Domusculta Capracorum, in contrast wi the pouer o the Abbey o Farfa, but it wis destroyed bi Saracen attacks in the nint century. The domus' territories includit a fundus Formellum, whaur a dounset developit that wis first mentioned in 1027.[1]

In the 11t century it wis a possession o the Roman Basilica o San Paolo fuori le Mura, an wis probably fortifeed in the same period. In 1279 it became a fief o the Orsini faimily, who sauld it tae the Chigi in 1661.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Kir o San Lorenzo (10t-11t centuries). It receivit a bell touer in the fifteent century, an wis renovatit in 1574 wi the addeetion o the twa aisles. The left ane hooses frescoes bi Donato Palmieri.
  • Palazzo Chigi. It wis biggit bi the Orsini, probably ower the pre-existin castrum mentioned in the eleivent century. It hooses the Airchaeological Museum o the Kintraside o Veii
  • Kirk o San Michele Arcangelo.
  • The ruined Villa Chigi-Versaglia, biggit bi cardinal Flavio Chigi in the 17t century.

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Formello is hame tae the trainin grunds an base o Italian Serie A side S.S. Lazio.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. J.B. Ward-Perkins, "Etruscan Towns, Roman Roads and Medieval Villages: The Historical Geography of Southern Etruria" The Geographical Journal 128.4 (December 1962:389-404) p. 402

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