Rome, Latium, Italy
About Guidonia Montecelio
Guidonia Montecelio (Italian pronunciation: [ɡwiˈdɔːnja ˌmonteˈtʃeːljo]), commonly known as Guidonia, is a city and comune in the metropolitan city of Roma Capitale, Lazio, central Italy.
The municipality of Guidonia Montecelio, formed by the main cities of Guidonia and Montecelio, is located north-east of Rome, a few kilometers from the Grande Raccordo Anulare, a ring-shaped highway that forms a circle around the capital. The terrain of Guidonia Montecelio is mostly flat and the community is located between Via Nomentana and Via Tiburtina.
It borders on Fonte Nuova, Marcellina, Palombara Sabina, Rome, San Polo dei Cavalieri, Sant'Angelo Romano and Tivoli. The hamlets are Albuccione, Bivio di Guidonia, Colle Fiorito, Colleverde, La Botte, Marco Simone, Montecelio, Pichini, Setteville, Setteville Nord, Villalba and Villanova.
Montecelio was founded in 998 as a fortified castrum (Castrum Monticellorum).
In 1915 the Regio Esercito (Italian Royal Army) built an important military airport in the area for its Air Force Corps, the predecessor of the Italian Royal Air Force founded in 1923.
Guidonia was erected as a municipality in 1937 by Benito Mussolini, his name chosen to honor the general of the Royal Air Force Alessandro Guidoni (1880-1928), who had died on April 27, 1928 while he was testing a new parachute at the aviation facilities.
Today the city is part of the metropolitan area of Rome, with a massive presence of industry (mainly travertine caves and cement industry) and the service sector. The number of residents who go to Rome is high, with transport in a critical situation.
Guidonia also hosts Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, which will host the Ryder Cup in 2022.
David Di Michele - Soccer player
Guidonia Montecelio is twinned with:
Cape Canaveral, United States.
Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guidonia_Montecelio