Comune di Lanuvio

Coat of arms

Location of Lanuvio in Italy

Coordinates: 41°41′N 12°42′E / 41.683°N 12.700°E / 41.683; 12.700
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province / Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
Frazioni Campoleone, Bellavista, Colle Cavaliere, Casale della Corte, Malcavallo, Mantovano, Monte Giove, Pascolare, Pietrara, Sambuco, Stragonello
  Mayor Luigi Galieti
  Total 43.9 km2 (16.9 sq mi)
Elevation 324 m (1,063 ft)
Population (31 July 2015)[1]
  Total 13,632
  Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Civitani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00040
Dialing code 06
Patron saint St. Peter the Apostle
Saint day April 7
Website Official website

Lanuvio is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Latium, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Rome, on the Alban Hills.

Lanuvio borders the following municipalities: Aprilia, Ariccia, Genzano di Roma, Velletri.


For the ancient history of the town, see Lanuvium

In ancient times Lanuvium was an important town in the nearby of Rome. The emperors Antoninus Pius and Commodus were born here, together with the condottiero Marcantonio Colonna. It decayed after the reign of Theodosius I (late 4th century AD), and was mostly abandoned due to the shutting down of its polytheistic sanctuaries.

It is mentioned again in the 11th century, when it was a seat of a Benedictine monastery. In the early 15th century it was acquired by the Colonna family, to whom it belonged until 1564.

On 17 February 1944, during World War II, it was bombed by sea and air by the Allied, and almost entirely destroyed.

Main sights

Twin towns


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

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