Monte Porzio Catone


Monte Porzio Catone
Comune di Monte Porzio Catone
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Coat of arms of Monte Porzio Catone
Coat of arms
Location of Monte Porzio Catone
Monte Porzio Catone is located in Italy
Monte Porzio Catone
Monte Porzio Catone
Location of Monte Porzio Catone in Italy
Monte Porzio Catone is located in Lazio
Monte Porzio Catone
Monte Porzio Catone
Monte Porzio Catone (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°49′N 12°43′E / 41.817°N 12.717°E / 41.817; 12.717
Metropolitan cityRome (RM)
FrazioniArmetta, Camaldoli, Fontana Candida, Massarosa, Monte Ciuffo, Pilozzo, Pratone - Belvedere, San Marco, Selve di Mondragone, Suore Domenicane di Betania, Villa Vecchia
 • MayorEmanuele Pucci
 • Total9.4 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
451 m (1,480 ft)
 (30 November 2017[2])[3]
 • Total8,720
 • Density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code06
Patron saintSt. Antoninus Martyr
Saint day2 September
WebsiteOfficial website

Monte Porzio Catone is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region Latium, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Rome, on the Alban Hills.

Monte Porzio Catone borders the following municipalities: Frascati, Grottaferrata, Monte Compatri and Rome.

Tusculan Hermitage of Camaldoli.

Main sights

  • The Astronomical Rome Observatory is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the city centre. It was built starting from 1939, being finished in 1965. It rises above the remains of a Roman villa, the "Matidia's Villa", from the first century AD. The imposing construction is rationalist in style and was used for preserving the equipment of the National Observatory in Rome; subsequently it became a structure to promote the astronomic and scientific studies. Currently the observatory is endowed with the Astrolab and other didactic resources for initiatives to schools, university, associative and private groups.
  • The Tusculan Hermitage Monastery was founded in 1607 by Camaldolese Monks of Monte Corona. In 1613 the building was completed. The convent's church is devoted to Saint Romuald. The hospitality to male pilgrims by the hermits is guaranteed. Women are forbidden entry to the Hermitage. An inscription on the wooden door reads, in Latin: "Ecce Elongavi Fugiens et Mansi In Solitudine" (Here I have fled from the world and I established my home in solitude).
  • Other sights include the church of St. Gregory the Great, erected in 1666 by Carlo Rainaldi for the Borghese family, and the remains of the ancient Tusculum.

Twin towns


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

External links

  • Official website
  • Official website of the Rome Astronomical Observatory