Santi Cosma e Damiano

Province of Latina, Latium, Italy

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About Santi Cosma e Damiano

Santi Cosma e Damiano is a town in the province of Latina, in the Lazio region of central Italy, whose territory is located partly in the area of the Aurunci Mountains and partly in the Garigliano plain.

Attractions include an 11th-century tower in the hamlet of Ventosa.

History

It is mentioned for the first time in a document by Gaetan from 830 AD, although the area was inhabited in antiquity by the Ausoni / Aurunci (nearby was the ancient city of Vescia).

Here, in the locality known as Vattaglia (local dialect for "battle"), the Battle of Garigliano was fought in 915 between the Italian league and the Saracens. After the battle the place was part of the Duchy of Gaeta, then of the Abbey of Montecassino until the Norman conquest in 1140, after which it followed the history of the Kingdom of Naples.

During the Second World War, Santi Cosma e Damiano was on the Gustav line and therefore suffered heavy bombing in 1943-1944.

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