Comune di Sermoneta

Coat of arms

Location of Sermoneta in Italy

Coordinates: 41°33′N 12°59′E / 41.550°N 12.983°E / 41.550; 12.983
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province / Metropolitan city Latina (LT)
Frazioni Carrara, Doganella, Monticchio, Pontenuovo, Sermoneta Scalo, Tufette
  Mayor Claudio Damiano
  Total 44 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 257 m (843 ft)
Population (31 July 2015[1])
  Total 9,836
  Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sermonetani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 04013
Dialing code 0773
Patron saint St. Joseph
Saint day March 19
Website Official website

Sermoneta is a hill town and comune in the province of Latina (Lazio), central Italy.

It is a walled hill town, with a 13th-century Romanesque cathedral called Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and a massive castle, built by the Caetani family. The Cistercian Valvisciolo Abbey is located nearby. The churches of San Giuseppe (mainly 16th century) and San Michele (mainly 12th century) still stand.

In the 13th-16th centuries, it was home to a flourishing Jewish community.

Sermoneta is the hometown of the humanist Aldo Manuzio and the Baroque painter Antonio Cavallucci.

Scenes of the 2007 film Silk featuring Keira Knightley were filmed in Sermoneta.

Notable residents

Twin towns


  1. Data from ISTAT

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