Aprilia

Province of Latina, Latium, Italy

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About Aprilia

Aprilia is a city and comune in the province of Latina, now incorporated into the conurbation of Rome, in the Lazio region of central Italy. It is the fifth largest city by population in the region and the tenth largest in its area.

Territory

Aprilia is located 80 meters (262 feet) above sea level in the Roman countryside, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the seaside towns of Anzio and Nettuno, 28 km (17 miles) from Rome and 16 km (10 mi) from Colli Albani.

Although Aprilia is actually part of the province of Latina, because of its strategic position in the far north of the Pontine province, Aprilia is commonly associated with Rome. It was assessed whether Aprilia should be included in the metropolitan area of Rome.

History

In ancient times the territory of Aprilia was under the dominion of Ardea and Rome.

In modern times Aprilia was founded on April 25, 1936, during the fascist government. The reclamation project, commissioned by Benito Mussolini, in which the Duce proposed new areas for Italian citizens to live and work not far from the big cities. Aprilia was part of the project called 2PST of (Concezio Petrucci, Mario (Mosè) Tufaroli, Emanuele Filiberto Paolini and Riccardo Silenzi.) The area in which the city was built belonged to the county of Rome, is the fourth in order of foundation after Littoria, Sabaudia and Pontinia.

The name of the city derives from the Latin Venere Aprilia - "Venus feconda"

With an area of 17,774 hectares and 71,150 inhabitants as of March 31, 2011 , the municipality includes the city center and the following settlements: Agip, Bellavista, Buon Riposo, Caffarelli, Campo del Fico, Campo di Carne, Campoleone, Campoverde, Carano- Garibaldi, Carroceto, Casalazzara, Fossignano, Gattone, Civil Engineer, Giannottola, Guardapasso, Islands, La Gogna, Montarelli, Pantanelle, Pian di Frasso, Rosatelli, Spaccasassi, Torre Bruna, Toscanini, Pavilion Tower, Tufello, Vallelata, Valli.

In 1929, after repeated attempts, the reclamation work of the area began which attracted a significant number of people from Trentino, Veneto, Friuli and Emilia Romagna.

At the end of 1931 the real transformation of the land began with deforestation throughout the area, the swamp was dried up, the land was plowed and the houses were built with estates ranging from 4 to 12 hectares (10-30 acres). Only then did a stable population settle to live a small part in the new urban center, most in rural houses.

Aprilia was an integral part of the Pontina reclamation including Littoria (later Latina), Sabaudia, Pontinia and Pomezia.

At its foundation, the Urban Center was composed of four main buildings: City, post office, church and house of the Fascio, to which the Cinema Littorio and the inn were subsequently added.

Things became critical with the advance of World War II and the start of the battle of Rome.

In January 1944 Aprilia called "the factory", "the factory" by the Allies, was reduced to a pile of rubble and the population took refuge in Campania and Calabria.

In the 1950s, the Italians from the colonies of North Africa who built large vineyards to produce wines with a Denomination of Controlled Origin and some of the best grapes in Italy.

With the establishment of the Cassa per il Mezzogiorno and, subsequently, of the Consortium for the industrial development area in Lazio, Aprilia's future has completely changed: it has gone from agriculture to consumer-oriented agriculture, and new and more technically advanced farms emerged. This was the first step towards industrialization itself.

At the end of 1951 he settled in the first factory in Aprilia, the Simmenthal, which was followed by many other national and international seminars. The city changed its face and employed many workers. Aprilia currently hosts around a hundred plants, including some large companies.

On April 26, 1996, Aprilia became the twin city of Mostardas, a city of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where the national hero Menotti Garibaldi was born, whose remains rest in Aprilia after some parts of the nearby city of Velletri passed to Aprilia in the same year.

Geography

Fractions

Agip, Bellavista, Buon Riposo, Caffarelli, Campo del Fico, Campo di Carne, Campoleone, Campoverde, Carano - Garibaldi, Carroceto, Casalazzara, Fossignano, Gattone, Civil Engineer, Giannottola, Guardapasso, Islands, La Cogna, Montarelli, Pantanelle, Pian di Frasso, Rosatelli, Spaccasassi, Torre Bruna, Toscanini, Tower of the Pavilion, Tufello, Vallelata, Valleys.

Aprilia DOC

Source: Wikipedia
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