The Lazio region has proclaimed Capena a città d'arte in recognition of its history and its many archaeological finds .Capena (until 1933 called Leprignano) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio region (central Italy). The town has borrowed its modern name from a pre-Roman and Roman settlement that was 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to its north.Capena is located 26.2 kilometres (16.3 mi) north of Rome (as the crow flies),[3] above the valley of the Tiber.