Monte Mario Observatory

Monte Mario Observatory
Code 034
Location Rome, Italy
Coordinates 41°55′21″N 12°27′09″E / 41.9225°N 12.4525°E / 41.9225; 12.4525Coordinates: 41°55′21″N 12°27′09″E / 41.9225°N 12.4525°E / 41.9225; 12.4525

The Monte Mario Observatory (Sede di Monte Mario, literally "Monte Mario Site") is an astronomical observatory and is part of the Rome Observatory (Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma). It is located atop of Monte Mario in Rome, Italy. This location (12°27'8.4"E ) was used as the prime meridian (rather than Greenwich) for maps of Italy until the 1960s.

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