Nettuno - Encyclopedia




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NETTUNO, a fishing village of the province of Rome, Italy, 2 m. E.N.E. of Anzio by rail, and 39 m. S.S.E. of Rome, 36 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901) 3406 (town), 5072 (commune). It has a picturesque castle built by Alexander VI. from the designs of Antonio da Sangallo the elder in 1496. It is said to have been a Saracen settlement. The picturesque costume of the women is now worn only at festivals. To the E. on the sandy coast on the way to Astura is a military camp and a range for the trial of field artillery.

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