Province of Latina, Latium, Italy
Lenola is a city and comune in the province of Latina, in the Lazio region of central Italy. Its territory is included in the Aurunci Mountains Natural Reserve.
Geography and climate
Measured from one of its panoramic points ("Il Colle"), Lenola is located at 425 m above sea level, on the western border of the province of Latina, on the border with the province of Frosinone. Its territory includes 45.70 km², population 4,195.
Surrounded by the Ausoni mountains and despite being landlocked, Lenola is located a few kilometers from the Tyrrhenian sea. Its privileged position offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the country, where the Pontine islands can usually be identified without any difficulty. Furthermore, on the brightest days, the island of Ischia can be recognized on the horizon.
Lenola is renowned for its cool and dry climate. Typically mild winters, which could include a few days of snow, alternate with hot but cooler summers - compared to the surrounding towns on the coast, making it a perfect place to spend even the hottest days.
Known in ancient times as Inola, Inula or Enola, the city was acquired by the Romans in the 4th century BC. It was the site of a clash between Hannibal's army during his march along the Via Appia towards Rome (about 217 BC); in a place still called Valle di Annibale ("Valle di Annibale") remains of armor were found.
After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Lenola was besieged twice by the Lombards (581 and 595). In 846 it was devastated by the Saracens. In 1138 it became the possession of the Italo-Norman family of L'Aquila and then, in 1299, of the Caetani family.
During the Second World War, Lenola underwent several bombings. Some of its inhabitants, such as the future president of the Chamber of Deputies, Pietro Ingrao, fought as partisans against the German occupation forces.
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