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Comune di ladispoli
Housing in Ladispoli
Housing in Ladispoli
Coat of arms of Ladispoli
Coat of arms
Ladispoli is located in Italy
Location of Ladispoli in Italy
Coordinates: 41°57′N 12°05′E / 41.950°N 12.083°E / 41.950; 12.083
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
Frazioni Marina di San Nicola, Monteroni
 • Mayor Alessandro Grando (FdI)
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (31 August 2015)
 • Total 41,084
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ladispolensi or Ladispolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00055
Dialing code 06
Patron saint St. Davide Orazi
Saint day March 19
Website Official website

Ladispoli is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy. It lies about 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of center of Rome, on the Mediterranean Sea.


Ladispoli occupies the area existed the ancient Alsium, the port of the Etruscan city of Cerveteri and later a Roman colony cited by Cicero.

Alsium was destroyed in the 6th century AD, during the Gothic War, by the Ostrogoths led by Totila. Later a castle, named Palo, was built in the area: it was a fief of the Orsini and, from 1693, of the Odescalchi family.

Modern Ladispoli was founded in 1888 by Ladislao Odescalchi, whom its name stems from.

In the late 1970s and until the early 1990s, parts of Ladispoli served as refugee camps for Soviet emigrants seeking political and/or religious asylum in Western countries (mostly United States, Canada and Australia). The experience of Jews from the former USSR staying in Ladispoli in the 1980s was first described in English by Maxim D. Shrayer in his literary memoir "Waiting for America" (2007).[1]

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According to ISTAT figures at 31 December 2010 foreign nationals were 7711 people. The nationalities most represented according to their percentage of the total population were:

  • from Romania - 4620 (11.26%)
  • from Poland - 826 (2.01%)

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