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City: Velletri - Pop. 51000 - Alt: 332  m a.s.l. - Location: Lazio
Velletri
Description: Velletri is a prestigious town south-east of Rome  on a hill overlooking the Pianura Pontina (Pontina Plain). Its origins date back to very ancient times and it was a very important town in the past. 


 

The medieval gateSights and Attractions: The Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall), with portico entrance designed by Vignola The 16th century Oratory of Santa Maria del Sangue The church of Sant'Antonio Abate (14th century) The lofty campanile of Santa Maria in Trivio, erected in 1353 in Lombard-Gothic style The Cathedral of St. Clemente, built in the 4th century over the ruins of an ancient temple (frescos and sacred art museum with relics, vessels and paintings including works by Gentile da Fabriano and Lorenzo di Bicci) The Tempietto Bramantesco (temple), built in 1523.

Church of St.LuciaMuseums: The Civic Archeological Museum of Velletri located in the 16th century City Hall contains works of great importance dating back from the proto-history to the Middle-Ages. (beautiful decorated sarcophagus)

Events: Feast of St. Antonio Abate (after Jan 17) Carnival in Feb   Good Friday procession Madonna delle Grazie grandiose procession (1st Sun of May) Maremma cowherds competition (3rd Sun of July) Grape festival (October)

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Market day: Thursday
Annual fair: November 23

Typical products: Velletri is renowned for its wine production.
 
Surrounding smaller towns and hamlets: Casal Ginnetti

Neighboring towns: Aprilia, Artena, Cisterna di Latina, Genzano di Roma, Lanuvio, Lariano, Nemi, Rocca di Papa.

SquareNearest airport: Rome airport (FCO)
Nearest train station: Velletri has own train station and is well connected with Rome. The train crosses the following train stations: Velletri - Sant'Eurosia - San Gennaro - Lanuvio - Cecchina - Cancelliera - Pavona - Santa Maria delle Mole - Casabianca - Ciampino - Capannelle - Rome Casilina - Rome Termini central station.

Public transportation: Bus service www.cotralspa.it

 


Distances: Florence 313 km;   Orvieto 161  km; Rome 40 km; Siena 274 km;

 
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