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For ither uises, see Segni (disambiguation).
Città di Segni
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Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province / Metropolitan ceety Roum
 • Mayor Stefano Corsi
 • Total 61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Elevation 668 m (2,192 ft)
Population (31 May 2012)[1]
 • Tot 9,375
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Segnini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00037
Dialin code 06
Patron saint San Bruno
Saint day July 18
Website Offeecial wabsteid

Segni (in Laitin Signia) is an Italian toun an comune locatit in Lazio. The ceety is situatit on a hilltop in the Lepini Muntains, an owerleuks the valley o the Sacco River.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Early history[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae auncient Roman sources, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, the seivent keeng o Roum, established a Roman colony at the toun, then kent as Signia.[2] Addeetional colonists wur reportitly sent thare in 495 BC.[3]

The auncient airchitectural remains at the steid date maistly frae the Republican period. These include a circuit o fortification waws built uisin polygonal masonry. The waws incorporatit a seestem o gates, includin the Porta Saracena which is covered bi a lairge monolithic airchitrave. Atop the auncient acropolis o Segni sits the podium o the temple o Juno Moneta, which nou supports a Medieval kirk o Saunt Peter (tent century).

Later history[eedit | eedit soorce]

On several occasions Segni servit as a place o refuge for papes, an the mid-twalt century Eugene III erectit a palace thare. In the twalt century it came intae possession o the Coonts o Marsi, hereditary enemies o the Orsini. The faimily cried de' Conti producit several popes (Innocent III, Gregory IX an Alexander IV) an mony cardinals. In 1558 Segni wis sackit by the forces o the Duke o Alba in the war against Pape Paul IV; immense buity wis captured, as the inhabitants o the ither touns o the Campagna haed fled thither. Politeecian Giulio Andreotti wis born in Segni in 1919.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Co-cathedral o Santa Maria Assunta, built in the early 17t century on the umwhile temple o St. Bruno. The bell touer is frae the 11t century. The interior haes a pentin bi Francesco Cozza.
  • Polygonal waws.
  • Auncient acropolis

Twin touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sources[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • De Rossi, G.M. (1982). Segni. 
  • Cifarelli, Francesco Maria (2003). Il tempio di Giunone Moneta sull'acropoli di Segni: storia, topografia e decorazione architettonica. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Quilici, L., S. Quilici Gigli, R. Talbert, T. Elliott, S. Gillies. "Places: 423072 (Signia)". Pleiades. Retrieved Mairch 8, 2012.