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Otricoli, Province of Terni, Umbria

Otricoli is located on the Via Flaminia, near the east bank of the Tiber, 44 miles north of Rome.

Info

  • Population: about 1800 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 05030
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0744
  • Patron Saint: St. Vittore, celebrated on 14 May
  • Demonym: otricolani
  • Frazioni & Localities: Poggio
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History

Anciently named Ocriculum, it concluded an alliance with Rome in 308 BC. The modern village lies higher than the ancient town, and excavations on the site of the latter in 1775 and following years led to the discovery of the baths, a theatre, a basilica and other buildings.

In the baths were found a number of works of art, now in the Vatican, notably the mosaic pavement of the Sala della Rotonda, and the celebrated head of Zeus and the head of Claudius in the same room. An amphitheatre is still visible, but the other buildings have in the main been covered up again.

What to see

  • The church of Santa Maria (origini del VI-VII sec.)
  • Oratorio di San Giuseppe da Leonessa (1761)
  • The Palazzo Comunale.

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