Comune di Formello
Coat of arms of Formello
Location of Formello
Formello is located in Italy
Location of Formello in Italy
Formello is located in Lazio
Formello (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°5′N 12°24′E / 42.083°N 12.400°E / 42.083; 12.400
Metropolitan cityRome (RM)
FrazioniLe Rughe
 • MayorGian Filippo Santi
 • Total31.15 km2 (12.03 sq mi)
243 m (797 ft)
 (31 October 2017)[2]
 • Total13,113
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code06
Patron saintSaint Lawrence
Saint dayAugust 10
WebsiteOfficial website

Formello is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome Capital. It is located southwest of the Monti Sabatini, within the Regional Park of Veii. The communal territory sits on large deposits of tuff, which is intensively mined in the area.


The area has been settled since prehistoric times. As an Italian comune, it includes some of the archaeological sites associated with the powerful former Etruscan city of Veii, which rivaled Rome for a time, north of the village of Isola Farnese, south of Formello. Settlement in the region declined after Veii's destruction in 396 BC.

In this area, about 780 AD, with peaceful conditions reestablished, Pope Adrian I assembled a great estate of which this territory formed part, his Domusculta Capracorum, in contrast with the power of the Abbey of Farfa, but it was destroyed by Saracen attacks in the ninth century. The domus' territories included a fundus Formellum, where a settlement developed that was first mentioned in 1027.[3]

In the 11th century it was a possession of the Roman Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura, and was probably fortified in the same period. In 1279 it became a fief of the Orsini family, who sold it to the Chigi in 1661.

Main sights


Formello is home to the training grounds and base of Italian Serie A side S.S. Lazio: (Centro sportivo di Formello)

Photo gallery


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ J.B. Ward-Perkins, "Etruscan Towns, Roman Roads and Medieval Villages: The Historical Geography of Southern Etruria" The Geographical Journal 128.4 (December 1962:389-404) p. 402
  4. ^ a b "Chiese". Parrocchia San Lorenzo Martire - Formello (in Italian). 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  5. ^ "FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano". (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-02-22.