Santa Marinella

Rome, Latium, Italy

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Santa Marinella
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17 403

About Santa Marinella

Santa Marinella is a comune (municipality) in the metropolitan city of Rome in the Italian region of Lazio, located approximately 60 kilometers (37 miles) north-west of Rome.

It includes the seaside resort of Santa Severa (the ancient Pyrgi) and a medieval castle.

History

In ancient times, Santa Marinella was the site of Aquae Caeretanae, a Roman seaside resort.

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Culture

The actress Ingrid Bergman and the director Roberto Rossellini had a villa here.

The gypsy punk band, Gogol Bordello also has a song called "Santa Marinella" about Eugene Hutz's time in Santa Marinella while trying to get immigration to America.

The town is known for its "Wheels of Immigration" - a pretzel-like snack consumed by Russian Jewish immigrants who temporarily settled there in the late 1980s on their journey to the United States or Israel. [Citation needed]

Twin cities - sister cities

Limanu, Romania

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