Artena is a toun an comune in the province o Roum, Italy. It is situatit in the northwast o Monti Lepini, in the upper valley o the Sacco River. It is approximately 40 km sootheast bi rail, an 30 km direct frae Roum.

Artena
Comune di Artena
Artena Panorama.jpg
Artena is located in Italy
Artena
Artena
Location o Artena in Italy
Coordinates: 41°44′N 12°55′E / 41.733°N 12.917°E / 41.733; 12.917
KintraItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceRoum (RM)
FrazioniColubro, Macere, Maiotini, Abbazia, Selvatico, Valli
Govrenment
 • MayorMario Petrichella
Area
 • Total54 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation
420 m (1,380 ft)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total14,154
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Artenesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00031
Dialin code06
Patron sauntMary Magdalene
Saunt day22 July
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Economy is based on agricultur, animal husbandry an tourism.

HistoryEdit

The name o the oreeginal veelage o the Volsci is uncertain; Ecetra or Fortinum are possible suggestions.

In the Middle Ages it wis a fief o various Roman baronal faimilies, such as the Colonna, the Orsini an the Borghese.

The modren veelage wis cried Monte Fortino till 1873. It awes its present name tae a unpruiven identification o the steid wi the auncient Volscian Artena, destroyed in 404 BC. Anither Artena, which belangit tae the destrict o Caere, an lay atween it an Veii, wis destroyed in the period o the keengs, & its steid is unkent.

Main sichtsEdit

On the muntain (600 m) abuin the veelage are the fine remains o the fortifications o a ceety biggit in the 6t or 5t century BC, in cyclopean blocks o local limestane. Athin the waws are traces o biggins, an a massive terrace which supportit some edifice o importance.

Ither sichts include the Palazzo Borghese (17t century), an the kirks o Santa Maria delle Letizie, Santa Croce, Santo Stefano Protomartire an San Francesco.

Notes an referencesEdit

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