Comune di Nepi

Town Hall

Coat of arms

Location of Nepi in Italy

Coordinates: 42°14′30″N 12°20′40″E / 42.24167°N 12.34444°E / 42.24167; 12.34444Coordinates: 42°14′30″N 12°20′40″E / 42.24167°N 12.34444°E / 42.24167; 12.34444
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province / Metropolitan city Viterbo (VT)
  Mayor Piero Soldatelli
  Total 84 km2 (32 sq mi)
Elevation 227 m (745 ft)
Population (30 April 2012[1])
  Total 9,783
  Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Nepesini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 01036
Dialing code 0761
Patron saint Sts. Ptolemy and Romanus
Saint day August 24
Website Official website

Nepi (anciently Nepet or Nepete) is a town and comune in Italy in the province of Viterbo, region of Lazio. The town lies 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of the city of Viterbo and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southwest from Civita Castellana.

The town is known for its mineral springs, sold and bottled under the Acqua di Nepi brand throughout Italy.


The region was already occupied in the 8th century BC; neighbouring Pizzo had been occupied in the Bronze Age. Nepet became Roman before 386 BC, when Livy speaks of it and Sutrium as the keys of Etruria. In that year it was surrendered to the Etruscans and recovered by the Romans, who beheaded the authors of its surrender. It became a colony in 383 BC. It was among the twelve Latin colonies that refused further help to Rome in 209 BC. After the Social War it became a municipium. It is hardly mentioned in Imperial times,[2] except as a station on the road (Via Amerina) which diverged from the Via Cassia near the modern Settevene and ran to Amelia and Todi.

In the 8th century AD it was the seat of a duchy for a short while.[2] During the late 9th to early 10th century, it was, along with much of central Italy, threatened by the Saracens.[3]

Main sights


  1. Demographic data from ISTAT
  2. 1 2 3 Ashby 1911, p. 384.
  3. Peter Partner (1 Jan 1972). The Lands of St. Peter: The Papal State in the Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance (illustrated ed.). University of California Press. p. 81. ISBN 9780520021815.


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