Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Astura, a small town in Italy at the mouth of the river of the same name, and 40 miles from Rome. There is a small harbour, and a tower is believed to mark the site of Cicero's villa where he was killed by Antony's order. Conradi, the last of the Hohenstauens, was captured here in 1268 after the battle of Taglicozzo.