Monte Porzio Catone

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Monte Porzio Catone
Comune di Monte Porzio Catone
Monte Porzio Catone is located in Italy
Monte Porzio Catone
Monte Porzio Catone
Location o Monte Porzio Catone in Italy
Coordinates: 41°49′N 12°43′E / 41.817°N 12.717°E / 41.817; 12.717
ProvinceRoum (RM)
FrazioniArmetta, Camaldoli, Fontana Candida, Massarosa, Monte Ciuffo, Pilozzo, Pratone - Belvedere, San Marco, Selve di Mondragone, Suore Domenicane di Betania, Villa Vecchia
 • MayorLuciano Gori
 • Total9.4 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
451 m (1,480 ft)
 (30 April 2009[1])
 • Total8,960
 • Density950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code06
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Monte Porzio Catone is a comune (municipality) in the Province o Roum in the Italian region Lazio, locatit aboot 20 km sootheast o Roum, on the Alban Hills.

Monte Porzio Catone borders the follaein municipalities: Frascati, Grottaferrata, Monte Compatri, Roum.

Tusculan Hermitage of Camaldoli.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The Astronomical Roum Observatory is locatit 2 km oot o ceety centre. It wis biggit stairting frae 1939, bein feenished in 1965. It rises abuin the remains o a Roman villa, the "Matidia's Villa", frae the first century AD. The imposin construction is rationalist in style an wis uised for preservin the equipment o the National Observatory in Roum; subsequently it became a structur tae promote the astronomic an scientific studies. Currently the observatory is endowed wi the Astrolab an ither didactic resources for initiatives tae schuils, university, associative an private groups.
  • The Tusculan Hermitage Monastery wis foondit in 1607 bi Camaldolese Monks o Monte Corona. In 1613 the biggin wis completit. The convent's kirk is devotit tae Saunt Romuald. The hospitality tae male pilgrims bi the hermits is guaranteed. Weemen are forbidden entry tae the Hermitage.
  • Ither sichts include the kirk o St. Gregory the Great, erectit in 1666 bi Carlo Rainaldi for the Borghese faimily, an the remains o the auncient Tusculum.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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