City: Velletri - Pop. 51000 - Alt: 332 m a.s.l.
- Location: Lazio
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
Sights 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
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
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) •
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.
Nearest 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
Rome 40 km;