Sora, Lazio

Comune di Sora
Panoramic view
Panoramic view
Coat of arms of Sora
Coat of arms
Sora within the Province of Frosinone
Sora within the Province of Frosinone
Location of Sora
Sora is located in Italy
Location of Sora in Italy
Sora is located in Lazio
Sora (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°43′N 13°37′E / 41°43′N 13°37′E / 41.717; 13.617
ProvinceFrosinone (FR)
 • MayorRoberto De Donatis
 • Total72.13 km2 (27.85 sq mi)
300 m (1,000 ft)
 • Total25,972
 • Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Official website

Sora (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsɔːra]) is a town and comune of Lazio, Italy, in the province of Frosinone. It is built in a plain on the banks of the Liri. This part of the valley is the seat of some important manufacturing, especially of paper mills. The area around Sora is famous for the costumes of its peasants.

Justice Palace
St. Dominic Abbey.


The mysterious inscription of Sora.

Sora, an ancient Volscian town, was thrice captured by the Romans, in 345, 314, and 305 BCE, before they managed, in 303, by means of a colony 4,000 strong, to confirm its annexation. In 209, it was one of the colonies that refused further contributions to the war against Hannibal. By the lex Julia, it became a municipium, but under Augustus, it was colonized by soldiers of the legio IV Sorana, which had been mainly enrolled there. It belonged technically to Latium adiectum.

The city and the ducal palace in 1604

Located in the Ducatus Romanus under the authority of the pope during the early Dark Ages, it was captured by the Lombards of Gisulf I of Benevento in 705.

The castle of Sorella, built on the rocky height above the town, was in the Middle Ages a stronghold of some note. In 1443, King Alfonso of Naples made Sora the seat of an independent Duchy for the Cantelmi; it was afterwards seized by Pope Pius II, but being restored to the Cantelmi by Pope Sixtus IV, it ultimately passed to the Della Rovere of Urbino. Against Caesar Borgia, the city was heroically defended by Giovanni da Montefeltro. It was purchased by Pope Gregory XIII for 11,000 ducats and bestowed under the suzerainty of Gregory's son, Giacomo Boncompagni (who was the first duke of Sora of the family).

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Sora, Lazio
беларуская: Сора
Bikol Central: Sora (FR)
български: Сора
català: Sora (Laci)
Deutsch: Sora (Latium)
español: Sora (Italia)
Esperanto: Sora
euskara: Sora (Italia)
français: Sora (Italie)
հայերեն: Սորա (Իտալիա)
interlingua: Sora
italiano: Sora (Italia)
ქართული: სორა
қазақша: Сора
lumbaart: Sora
magyar: Sora (Lazio)
Bahasa Melayu: Sora, Lazio
Nederlands: Sora (Italië)
日本語: ソーラ
Napulitano: Sora
norsk nynorsk: Sora i Italia
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Sora
Piemontèis: Sora
polski: Sora
português: Sora (Frosinone)
română: Sora, Frosinone
русский: Сора (Италия)
sicilianu: Sora
српски / srpski: Сора (Фрозиноне)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Sora, Frosinone
tarandíne: Sora
українська: Сора
Tiếng Việt: Sora
Volapük: Sora