|Comune di Cori|
Location of Cori in Italy
|Coordinates: 41°39′N 12°55′E / 41.650°N 12.917°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Latina (LT)|
|• Mayor||Tommaso Conti|
|• Total||86 km2 (33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||384 m (1,260 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2010)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Madonna del Soccorso|
|Saint day||Second Sunday in May|
In the Middle Ages Cori, which suffered a steep decadence in the early centuries of that age, was often allied with its neighbour Velletri. It was a possession of the Annibaldi until 1234, when it went back to the Papal suzerainty, under which (apart a short period under Ladislaus of Naples in 1400–10) remained until the unification of Italy.
It is part of the province of Latina since 1934.
The hills around Cori is permitted to produce both red and white Italian DOC wine, with the region producing more white wines. Grapes are limited to a harvest yield of 16 tonnes/ha with finished white wines needing a minimum alcohol level of 11% and finished reds needing 11.5%. The white wines are a blend of up to 70% Malvasia di Candia, up to 40% Trebbiano and up to 30% of Bellone and Giallo. The reds are composed of 40-60% Montepulciano and 20-40% Nero Buono, 10-30% Cesanese.
- The Temple of Hercules (early 1st century BC). It is a national monument of Italy.
- Sanctuary of Madonna del Soccorso.
- Santa Maria della Pietà, originally in Romanesque style, rebuilt in the 17th century
- Church of St. Francis (1521–26).
- Church of Santa Oliva, built in 1467–85 over a Roman temple dedicated to Janus. In the apse is a fresco of Pinturicchio's school. Annexed is a cloister from 1480. Nearby are the remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux (a 1st-century BC restoration of the 5th-century BC sanctuary).
- Polygonal walls
- Ponte della Catena ("Chain Bridge"), of Roman origin.
- Oratory of SS. Annunziata, with frescos.
- Church of St. John the Baptist (16th century).
- The Malcolm "Bambi" Wells Memorial. It lies just outside the western wall, dedicated to Malcolm Wells, who was brutally murdered by the infamous mobster, Joey Schiccaloni on 19 April 2013. This statue was erected by the city of Cori on 29 July 2013, and is the newest sight in Cori.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Cori is twinned with:
- Pefki, Greece