Marino in Lazio

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Marino is an Italian city and comune in Lazio (central Italy), on the Alban Hills, 21 kilometres (13 miles) southeast of Rome, with a population of 38,000. The territory of Marino was inhabited by Latin tribes from the 1st millennium BC. The Grape Festival (Italian: Sagra dell’uva) is held every 1st Sunday of October. This festival is very famous in the surrounding area because, for about one hour, some of the city’s fountains spill wine instead of water, recalling the memory of the old vintage and the historical event of the return to Marino of Marcantonio Colonna with 260 “Marinesi” from the Battle of Lepanto (7 October 1571).

Doughnut Festival (Italian: Sagra della ciambella al mosto): Every 2nd Sunday of October. The doughnut (ring-shaped cake) made with flour, raisins and must (grape juice) is a typical product, a “marinese” cake, of limited production, only in the time of the grape harvest, a tradition based on a 17th-century recipe.

Fontana del Tritone © Gino il Pio Fontana dei 4 Mori © Gino il Pio © flickr.com - neaners/cc-by-2.0 Basilica di San Barnaba © Gino il Pio Torre Frangipane on Piazza Matteotti © Gino il Pio © Deblu68/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Torre Frangipane on Piazza Matteotti © Gino il Pio
The main sights are:

  • Basilica of San Barnaba (17th century). It is in Baroque style, with an imposing façade dating to 1653, and a Latin-cross plan with a nave and two aisles. Among other works of art, it houses the Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew by Guercino and a bust of St. Anthony Abbot by Ercole Ferrata.
  • Church of the Santissima Trinità (1640). It houses a Mystery of the Holy Trinity, now recognized as from a pupil of Guido Reni.
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie. It has a single nave with side chapels. It is home to a painting of St. Roch attributed to Domenichino and, in a niche at the high altar, a fresco attributed to Benozzo Gozzoli (15th century)
  • Chiesa del SS. Rosario (1713), a noteworthy example of Rococo art.
  • Palazzo Colonna (16th century)
  • Fontana dei Mori, depicting prisoners from the aforementioned Battle of Lepanto.
  • Mithraeum, with an important fresco (2nd century AD) portraying the God Mithras slaughtering the bull.

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