Civitavecchia

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Civitavecchia

(chē`vētä-vĕk`kēä), city (1991 pop. 51,201), in Latium, W central Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The harbor, favored by Trajan (early 2d cent. A.D.), is still the chief port of Rome. It also handles traffic for the Terni industrial area and is the main maritime link with Sardinia. Industries produce metals, machinery, chemicals, and cement. The arsenal in Civitavecchia was built by Bernini, and Michelangelo directed the final stages of the construction of the powerful citadel (begun 1508, nearly destroyed in World War II).
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Civitavecchia

 

a city in central Italy, in Lazio Region, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Population, 44,200 (1971). A seaport for Rome, Civitavecchia handled 4.7 million tons of freight in 1973. It is linked by ferry with the island of Sardinia. Industries include petroleum refining and the production of building materials.

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(30) Cornelius served as Bishop of Rome until June, 253, when he died in exile in Centumcellae.
Pero la persecucion castigara a Roma: en junio del 252 Cornelio fue arrestado y exiliado a Centumcellae, donde murio en junio del ano siguiente.