Cave, Lazio

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Comune di Cave
Coat of arms of Cave
Coat of arms
Cave within the Metropolitan City of Rome
Cave within the Metropolitan City of Rome
Cave is located in Italy
Location of Cave in Italy
Coordinates: 41°49′N 12°56′E / 41.817°N 12.933°E / 41.817; 12.933
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
Frazioni Collepalme, San Bartolomeo
 • Mayor Angelo Lupi[1]
(since 26-5-2014)
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 399 m (1,309 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)[2]
 • Total 11,244
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cavesi, Cavensi or Caviselli
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 00033
Dialing code 06
Patron saint Madonna del Campo and St. Lawrence
Saint day 27 April and 10 August
Website Official website

Cave is a town and comune in the Latium region of Italy, 42 kilometres (26 mi) southeast of Rome. As of 2011 its population was of 10,421.[2]


The town was mentioned first in 998 AD, and was later a fief of the Colonna family. In 1482 it was besieged by Pope Sixtus IV and obliged to surrender. It is especially known for the Treaty of Cave, signed on 12 September 1557 by plenipotentiaries of Pope Paul IV and Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, the Spanish viceroy of Naples.


Cave borders with Castel San Pietro Romano, Genazzano, Palestrina, Rocca di Cave, and Valmontone.[3] It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Collepalme and San Bartolomeo.


  1. ^ (in Italian) City Council page on Cave municipal website
  2. ^ a b (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  3. ^ 41561 (x a j h) Cave on OpenStreetMap
  • Lazio, Touring Club Italiano, 2005.

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