Lenola, Lazio

Lenola is a town and comune in the province of Latina, in the Lazio region of central Italy. Its territory is included in the Natural Preserve of the Monti Aurunci.

Lenola
Comune di Lenola

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Location of Lenola
Lenola
Location of Lenola in Italy
Lenola
Lenola (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°25′N 13°28′E
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceLatina (LT)
FrazioniAmbrifi, Camposerianni, Carduso, Liverani, Passignano, Valle Bernardo
Government
  MayorFernando Magnafico
Area
  Total45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation
425 m (1,394 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2017)[2]
  Total4,188
  Density93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lenolesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
04025
Dialing code0771
Patron saintSt. John the Baptist
Saint dayJune 24
WebsiteOfficial website


Geography and Climate

Geography

Measured from one of its panoramic viewpoints ("Il Colle"), Lenola is located 425 m above the sea level, at the western border of Latina province, also bordering Frosinone province. Its territory encompasses 45,70 km², population 4.195.

Surrounded by Ausoni mounts and despite being landlocked, Lenola is only a few kilometres from the Tirreno sea. Its privileged position offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views in the country, where the Pontine islands can be usually spotted without any difficulty. Also, during the brightest days, Ischia island can be recognised on the horizon.

Climate

Lenola is renowned for its fresh and dry climate. Typically mild winters, which might include few snowy days, alternate to warm but fresher summers--with respect to surrounding cities on the coastline, making it a perfect location to spend even the hottest days.

History

Known in ancient times as Inola, Inula or Enola, the town was acquired by the Romans in the 4th century BC. It was the site of a clash between the army of Hannibal during his march along the Appian Way towards Rome (c. 217 BC); in a place still called Valle di Annibale ("Hannibal's Valley") remains of armors were found.

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Lenola was besieged two times by the Lombards (581 and 595). In 846 it was ravaged by the Saracens. In 1138 it became a possession of the Italo-Norman family of the Dell'Aquila and then, in 1299, to the Caetani family.

During World War II, Lenola suffered several bombings. Some of its inhabitants, such as future President of the Chamber of Deputies, Pietro Ingrao, fought as partisans against the German occupation forces.

Twin towns



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