Sacrofano

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Sacrofano
Comune di Sacrofano
ItaliaLazioSacrofanoPanorama3.jpg
Coat o airms o Sacrofano
Coat o airms
Sacrofano is locatit in Italy
Sacrofano
Sacrofano
Location o Sacrofano in Italy
Coordinates: 42°6′N 12°27′E / 42.100°N 12.450°E / 42.100; 12.450
KintraItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceRoum (RM)
Govrenment
 • MayorValter Casagrande
Area
 • Total28.5 km2 (11.0 sq mi)
Elevation
260 m (850 ft)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Tot7,719
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sacrofanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00060
Dialin code06
Patron sauntSt. Blaise an Geminianus
Saunt day3Februar
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

Sacrofano is a comune (municipality) in the Province o Roum in the Italian region o Lazio, locatit aboot 25 km north o Roum. Locatit near the Monti Sabatini, at the feet o an extinct volcano, it is includit in the Regional Pairk o Veii.

Sacrofano borders the follaein municipalities: Campagnano di Roma, Castelnuovo di Porto, Formello, Magliano Romano, Riano, Roum.

An auncient touer in Sacrofano.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

They wur oreeginally pairt o the territory o the Etruscan ceety o Veii. Later it wis hame tae numerous Roman villas, which wur abandoned in the 5t-6t centuries. A fundus Scrofanum is mentioned for the first time in 780. A castle wis built here probably in the 10t-11t century; in the 13t century it wis a possession o the Prefetti di Vico, an later o the Savelli an the Orsini, who acquired it unner the reign o Pape Gregory XI (1370–1377). Apairt a short conquest bi Cesare Borgia (1503–1516), they kept Sacrofano for nearly three centuries: in 1560 it wis includit in the Duchy o Bracciano. In 1662 the Orsini cedit it tae the Chigi faimily.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The Rocca (castle)
  • The kirk o San Giovanni Battista, datin frae the 12t century but restored in the 15t century. It haes a tuff bell touer frae the 14t century. The kirk haes an irregular plan, wi a single nave. The 1515 altar, in polychrome marbles, hooses the relic o St. Justin Martyr.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sacrofano haes a station on the Roma-Civitacastellana-Viterbo regional railwey. It can be reached bi caur frae Roum in c. 20 minutes throu the Via Flaminia an the Via Sacrofanese.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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