San Felice Circeo

San Felice Circeo is a town and comune in the province of Latina, in the Lazio region of central Italy.

San Felice Circeo
Comune di San Felice Circeo
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Coat of arms of San Felice Circeo
Coat of arms
Location of San Felice Circeo
San Felice Circeo is located in Italy
San Felice Circeo
San Felice Circeo
Location of San Felice Circeo in Italy
San Felice Circeo is located in Lazio
San Felice Circeo
San Felice Circeo
San Felice Circeo (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°17′N 13°08′E / 41.283°N 13.133°E / 41.283; 13.133Coordinates: 41°17′N 13°08′E / 41.283°N 13.133°E / 41.283; 13.133
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceLatina (LT)
FrazioniBorgo Montenero, Colonia Elena, La Cona, Mezzomonte, Pantano Marino, San Vito
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Schiboni
Area
 • Total32.63 km2 (12.60 sq mi)
Elevation
98 m (322 ft)
Population
 (31 May 2015)[2]
 • Total10,018
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sanfeliciani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
04017
Dialing code0773
Patron saintSan Felice Martire
Saint dayJuly 29
WebsiteOfficial website

It is included in the Circeo National Park. Sites include the Grotta Guattari, one of the oldest Neanderthal sites in Italy.

Capo Circeo Lighthouse is 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the old town.

HistoryEdit

In the treaty signed between Carthage and Rome in 509 BC, the Carthaginians agreed not to harm Circeo, then called Circeii.[3]

In 209 BC, during the Second Punic War, Circeii was one of twelve Latin colonies to refuse any more military contributions towards Rome[4] and in 204 it was punished as a result.[5]

The Roman Triumvir Lepidus was exiled here after his fall in 36 BC by his former colleague, and future Emperor, Octavian.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Richard Miles, Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Mediterranean Civilization (London: Penguin Books, 2011), p. 94.
  4. ^ Livy, Ab Urbe Condita 27.9
  5. ^ Livy, Ab Urbe Condita 29.15
  6. ^ Jochen Bleicken, Augustus: The Biography Translated by Anthea Bell (London: Penguin Books, 2015), p. 198

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