Cori, Lazio

Cori is a city and comune in the province of Latina, in the Lazio region of central Italy. The city also known as Città di Cori.

Città di Cori

Coat of arms
location of Cori in the Province of Latina
Location of Cori
Location of Cori in Lazio
Cori (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°39′N 12°55′E
ProvinceLatina (LT)
  MayorMauro Primio De Lillis
  Total86 km2 (33 sq mi)
384 m (1,260 ft)
 (28 February 2017)[2]
  Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code06
Patron saintMadonna del Soccorso
Saint daySecond Sunday in May
WebsiteOfficial website


Cori was well developed in the age of the expansion of Rome (7th-6th century BC). Known as "Cora" in this period, it became a Roman possession after the Social War (90–88 BC), maintaining some administrative and political autonomy.

Cori suffered a steep decline in the early centuries of the Middle Ages. It was often allied with its neighbour Velletri. It was a possession of the Annibaldi until 1234, when it went back to the Papal suzerainty, under which (apart from a short period under Ladislaus of Naples in 1400–10) it remained until the unification of Italy.

It has been part of the province of Latina since 1934.

Cori DOC

The hilly region of Cori is permitted to produce both red and white Italian DOC wine, with the region producing more white wines. Grapes are limited to a harvest yield of 16 tonnes/ha with finished white wines needing a minimum alcohol level of 11% and finished reds needing 11.5%. The white wines are a blend of up to 70% Malvasia di Candia, up to 40% Trebbiano and up to 30% Bellone and Giallo. The reds are composed of 40-60% Montepulciano and 20-40% Nero Buono, 10-30% Cesanese.[3]

Main sights

  • The Temple of Hercules, early 1st century BC. It is a national monument of Italy.
  • Sanctuary of Madonna del Soccorso.
  • Santa Maria della Pietà, originally in Romanesque style, rebuilt in the 17th century
  • Church of St. Francis (1521–26).
  • Church of Santa Oliva, built in 1467–85 over a Roman temple dedicated to Janus. In the apse is a fresco of Pinturicchio's school. Annexed is a cloister from 1480. Nearby are the remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux (a 1st-century BC restoration of the 5th-century BC sanctuary).
  • Polygonal walls
  • Ponte della Catena ("Chain Bridge"), of Roman origin.
  • Oratory of SS. Annunziata, with frescos.
  • Church of St. John the Baptist (16th century).

International relations

Cori is twinned with:


  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. P. Saunders Wine Label Language pg 154 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X

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