The New International Encyclopædia/Rieti
RIETI, rḗ-ā'tḗ. A town in the Province of Perugia, Italy, situated on the Velino, 45 miles northeast of Rome (Map: Italy, G 5). It is well built and surrounded by walls. The fifteenth-century cathedral has a monument by Thorvaldsen. There are an old castle, a bishop's seminary, a gymnasium, a lyceum, a technical school, and a public library of 30,000 volumes. The chief trade is in wine, oil, and fruit. Rieti, the ancient Reate, was a noted city of the Sabines. Population (commune), in 1901, 17,977.