Lanuvio is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Latium, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Rome, on the Alban Hills.

Comune di Lanuvio
Lanuvio Panoram 4th April 2010.jpg
Coat of arms of Lanuvio
Coat of arms
Location of Lanuvio
Lanuvio is located in Italy
Location of Lanuvio in Italy
Lanuvio is located in Lazio
Lanuvio (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°41′N 12°42′E / 41.683°N 12.700°E / 41.683; 12.700
Metropolitan cityRome (RM)
FrazioniCampoleone, Bellavista, Colle Cavaliere, Casale della Corte, Malcavallo, Mantovano, Monte Giove, Pascolare, Pietrara, Sambuco, Stragonello
 • MayorLuigi Galieti
 • Total43.9 km2 (16.9 sq mi)
324 m (1,063 ft)
 (1 January 2017)[3]
 • Total13,605
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code06
Patron saintSt. Peter the Apostle
Saint dayApril 7
WebsiteOfficial website

Lanuvio borders the following municipalities: Aprilia, Ariccia, Genzano di Roma, Velletri.


In ancient times Lanuvium was an important town in the hinterland of Imperial Rome. The emperors Antoninus Pius and Commodus were born here, together with the condottiero Marcantonio Colonna. It decayed after the reign of Theodosius I (late 4th century AD), and was mostly abandoned due to the shutting down of its polytheistic sanctuaries.

It is mentioned again in the 11th century, when it was a seat of a Benedictine monastery. In the early 15th century it was acquired by the Colonna family, to whom it belonged until 1564.

On 17 February 1944, during World War II, it was bombed by sea and air by the Allied, and almost entirely destroyed.

Main sightsEdit

  • Collegiate church
  • Sanctuary of Madonna delle Grazie
  • History center with walls, including four towers
  • Temple of Juno Sospita
  • Remains of the ancient Roman bridge Ponte Loreto
  • Regional Park of the Castelli Romani
  • Civic Museum of Lanuvio

Twin townsEdit


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Lanuvio at Wikimedia Commons