La Storta

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Location of La Storta in the Agro Romano
La Storta Cathedral

La Storta is a fraction in the northwest of the city of Rome and is also the name of the 51st zone of the Agro Romano . The zone covers around 46.7 km² and has around 20,000 inhabitants.

Location and traffic

La Storta (dt. "The crooked") is about 20 kilometers outside the Roman city center on the Via Cassia . The name of the place is probably derived from the old Roman road , which possibly had a distinctive curve here. In the Middle Ages , the Via Francigena pilgrimage route passed here. In addition to the modern Via Cassia, the Roman A90 motorway ring is important today . La Storta has a train station on the Rome – Viterbo railway line, which is served by the FL3 line of Ferrovia Regionale Lazio .


La Storta was first documented on a plaque at the end of the 4th century. In what is now the district there was an ancient post office. Around the year 1000, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Sigeric the Serious, mentioned the existence of a town there.

The Piazza della Visione commemorates the apparition that Ignatius of Loyola had in November 1537 when he traveled to Rome on the Via Cassia with Peter Faber and Diego Laynez. In 1894, today's station was inaugurated.

In June 1944, Nazis killed 14 prisoners outside La Storta.


The episcopal church of the suburbicarian diocese of Porto-Santa Rufina is located in La Storta .

Naval Headquarters

Around three kilometers southwest of the La Storta train station is the headquarters of the Italian Navy ( Quartier Generale della Marina ) with the fleet command ( Comando in Capo della ) near Santa Rosa ( 41 ° 59 ′ 2 ″  N , 12 ° 21 ′ 48 ″  E ) Squadra Navale , CINCNAV) and a large communications center ( Maritele Roma ). There are underground bunkers, but they have not been used continuously since a new command center was opened.

Web links

Commons : La Storta  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Stewart Rose: Ignatius Loyola and the Early Jesuits . Longmans, Green, and Co, London 1870, pp. 192–195 ( limited preview in Google Book search).

Coordinates: 42 ° 0 '9.7 "  N , 12 ° 22' 57.1"  E