Segni (in Laitin Signia) is an Italian toun an comune locatit in Lazio. The ceety is situatit on a hilltop in the Lepini Muntains, an owerleuks the valley o the Sacco River.

Segni
Città di Segni
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Segni is locatit in Italy
Segni
Segni
Location o Segni in Italy
Coordinates: 41°41′N 13°01′E / 41.683°N 13.017°E / 41.683; 13.017
KintraItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceRoum
Govrenment
 • MayorStefano Corsi
Area
 • Total61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Elevation
668 m (2,192 ft)
Population
 (31 May 2012)[1]
 • Total9,375
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Segnini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00037
Dialin code06
Patron sauntSan Bruno
Saunt dayJuly 18
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

HistoryEedit

Early historyEedit

Accordin tae auncient Roman soorces, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, the seivent king o Roum, established a Roman colony at the toun, then kent as Signia.[2] Addeetional colonists wur reportitly sent thare in 495 BC.[3]

The auncient airchitectural remains at the steid date maistly frae the Republican period. Thir include a circuit o fortification waws biggit uisin polygonal masonry. The waws incorporatit a seestem o gates, includin the Porta Saracena which is covered bi a muckle monolithic airchitrave. Atop the auncient acropolis o Segni sits the podium o the temple o Juno Moneta, which nou supports a Medieval kirk o Saunt Peter (tent century).

Later historyEedit

On several occasions Segni servit as a place o refuge for papes, an the mid-twalt century Eugene III erectit a palace thare. In the twalt century it came intae possession o the Coonts o Marsi, hereditary enemies o the Orsini. The faimily cried de' Conti producit several popes (Innocent III, Gregory IX an Alexander IV) an mony cardinals. In 1558 Segni wis sackit bi the forces o the Duke o Alba in the war against Pape Paul IV; immense buity wis captured, as the indwallers o the ither touns o the Campagna haed fled thither. Politeecian Giulio Andreotti wis born in Segni in 1919.

Main sichtsEedit

  • Co-cathedral o Santa Maria Assunta, biggit in the early 17t century on the umwhile temple o St. Bruno. The bell touer is frae the 11t century. The interior haes a pentin bi Francesco Cozza.
  • Polygonal waws.
  • Auncient acropolis

Twin tounsEedit

ReferencesEedit

SourcesEedit

  • De Rossi, G.M. (1982). Segni.
  • Cifarelli, Francesco Maria (2003). Il tempio di Giunone Moneta sull'acropoli di Segni: storia, topografia e decorazione architettonica.

Freemit airtinsEedit

  • Quilici, L., S. Quilici Gigli, R. Talbert, T. Elliott, S. Gillies. "Places: 423072 (Signia)". Pleiades. Retrieved 8 Mairch 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)