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Excursions in the surrounding area

HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND TASTE

Anagni
Known as “the city of the Popes”, Anagni offers visitors sights of great historical and artistic interest. Among them, the crypt of the Cathedral, referred to as “the Sistine Chapel of the middle ages”.

Alatri
Located in the heart of Ciociaria, Alatri is one of the most fascinating art cities, offering countless sights to visit. Alatri is universally known as the “city of the Cyclops” thanks to the exceptionally well preserved polygonal walls of the Acropolis, a true symbol of the “megalithic cities”, shrouded in mysteries and legends.

Arpino
City enclosed by the splendour of the seductive pelasgian walls. Famous for its ogival arch, an ancient “scea” gate, composed of a series of large boulders fitted together without the use of cement.

Casamari
Famous for the Abbey, one of the most important Italian monasteries featuring Cistercian Gothic architecture. The Abbey was built in 1203 and consecrated in 1217. The complex is dominated by a vast arched entrance with Gothic influences. To visit: the Abbey House, the Basilica, the wooden choir, the chapter room, the cloister, the refectory, the archaeological museum, the art gallery which includes paintings from the school of Raphael, Giovanni Battista Salvi and Cecco del Caravaggio, the National Library and the old pharmacy.

Ferentino
Urban treasure surrounded by the precisely cut polygonal city walls. The city offers sites of great value. In addition to the Ernica Acropolis, the theatre and the covered Roman market, visitors will also have the opportunity to discover the convent of Sant'Antonio Abate where the tomb of Pope Celestine V lies, “who by his cowardice made the great refusal”.

Fumone
Medieval village dominated by the Castle, built at the time when the Popes of Rome chose Fumone as a lookout and defensive point against enemies. Inside the Castle, visitors can enjoy a stunning rooftop garden.

Trisulti
Famous for the Charterhouse which, immersed in the lush ancient forests, was founded in 1204 by Pope Innocent III. The Charterhouse is a national monument and also houses a rich State Library containing 25,000 volumes. Inside, it is possible to visit the Church which offers precious works of art and the old pharmacy dating back to the 17th century, preserved intact with spices, medications and ointments, as well as the distillery where visitors can taste and buy the famous Cistercian liqueurs.

Veroli
Small village encircled by the cyclopean walls, famous for the basilica of Santa Salome with the holy steps and the Cathedral of Sant'Andrea. The village also houses the giovardina library, with countless volumes, parchments, manuscripts and papal bulls, as well as the Monti Ernici herbs museum.

NATURE AND WELL-BEING

Lake Canterno
Immersed in a secluded valley, Lake Canterno is the heart of a pleasant hilly landscape, accentuated by beautiful hills and forests. Oaks, coniferous trees, deciduous trees, poplars and willows. The atmosphere of this small natural basin has been compared to the magical ambiance of the Scottish highlands.

Pastena
Famous for its impressive caves, covering a distance of over three thousand metres. Pastena is a rather lively centre, well known for its traditional celebrations: “l'albero della Cuccagna”, the Cherry Festival, the Celebration of San Sinforo, the “Mastro Funaiolo” with the Porcini Mushroom Festival.

Collepardo
Small village known for its extraordinary caves. The caves are also known as the “Grotte dei Bambocci” (meaning chubby children) because in the course of millions of years, countless drops of water have created special stalactite and stalagmite architectures. Many have taken extraordinary shapes, similar to human figures and animals. For science, the Collepardo caves also hold particular paleontological significance, as many remains of Pleistocene fauna as well as human skeletal remains from the bronze age have been found here.

ART AND LANDSCAPES

Fossanova
Famous for the Abbey, a splendid example of Italian Cistercian-Gothic architecture. To visit: the Church, the cloister, the chapter house, refectory, the quarters where San Tommaso d'Aquino died.

Montecassino
Despite the four devastating destructions suffered, the Abbey of Montecassino is still standing. What we see today is a reconstruction of what the Abbey was like before the bombings suffered during the second world war, which fully demolished the structure. The location is a symbol of Christianity around the world. To visit: the Abbey monastery, the Sant'Anna cloister, the Basilica, the entrance cloister and the “loggia del Paradiso”, the central cloister, the tomb of San Benedetto and Santa Scolastica, the wooden choir and the monastery museum.

Ninfa
A medieval town which still offers many fine examples of its ancient history including part of the Castle, the defensive walls, the fully restored Town Hall and the remains of churches and civic buildings. But above all, Ninfa is a beautiful natural oasis, unique in the world, once covered by a marsh.

The Circeo National Park
The headquarters of the park are located in Sabaudia, where visitors can book appointments with specialised guides. The flora and fauna waiting to be discovered here is truly unique. An excursion by boat, canoe or even by plane will allow visitors to discover the scenic lakes and the numerous types of birds that inhabit the area.

Sermoneta
The village of Sermoneta dominates the Pontine Plain and is defended by the mighty Caetani Castle. The defensive compound includes a fortress, bastions and cisterns dating back to the 13th century.

Subiaco
In the heart of the upper Aniene Valley, inside the Simbruini Mountains Regional Natural Park, Subiaco is home to two precious gems: the Benedictine monasteries of Santa Scolastica and San Benedetto. The peace and spirituality of the place, art, architecture, the history and the lush nature that dominates all around, are all elements that contribute to the incredible setting.

THE CITY AND THE SEA

Rome
Located approximately 80 km from Fiuggi, the eternal city offers tourists infinite possibilities for sights, itineraries and entertainment. It is impossible to list all the places of interest to visit in the capital ... best just to lose yourself in the most beautiful city in the world.

Naples
A favourite destination for Italian and foreign tourists, Naples, located 170 km from Fiuggi, is a city of art, among the most fascinating and original in the world. Naples will be sure to enchant visitors with its hospitality, its colours and its flavours.

Gaeta
Small promontory which closes off the sea in Gaeta, built around the Angioino Aragonese Castle. This is the first Gaeta, while the modern part of the city is built around the Cathedral. On the Orlando mountain, along with a magnificent panorama, visitors can breathe the fresh air of the pine forests, visit the “Santuario della Trinità” and the “Montagna Spaccata” (or split mountain).

Sabaudia
Established in 1933 on Lake Paola (today Lake Sabaudia), Sabaudia offers the most valuable example of rationalist urban planning in Italy. The site is greatly enhanced by the surrounding wild nature and clear blue sea.

San Felice Circeo
The small centre of the Pontine Plain stands on a hill on the eastern slope of the Circeo Promontory which, stretching forwards towards the Tyrrhenian Sea, closes the Gulf of Gaeta. To visit: the Feudal Palace, the Town Hall, the “Torre dei Templari” tower, Domitian's Villa, the “Grotte delle Capre” (goat caves), the Temple of Circe, the fascinating promontory of Faro and Punta Rossa. A stop for tasting red and white wines produced locally in Circeo is a definite must.

Sperlonga
Medieval fishing village, among the most coveted tourist spots in Lazio. For all those who love the sea, in the blue oasis of the Villa of Tiberius, it is possible to enjoy diving, boat excursions and acqua video”.

BETWEEN ISLANDS AND ARCHAEOLOGY

Ischia
Thermal springs, pristine nature, the fresh sea breeze and breathtaking views make Ischia an enchanted island, where visitors can enjoy the beneficial effects of the springs of eternal youth.

Capri
Luxuriant, extraordinary and offering a mild climate, Capri is the Mediterranean island which thanks to its beauty has captured the hearts of intellectuals, artists and writers. Here, history, nature, nightlife, culture and events come together every day and bring new meaning to the Myth of Capri.

Pompei
One of the largest and most splendid cities from Roman times. Visitors have the opportunity to take a voyage into the life of Pompeii 2000 years ago, discovering its history, daily life and all that is left of the perpetually sleeping city, covered in volcanic dust following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79 A.D. Each year, Pompeii attracts millions of tourists, also thanks to the Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei. Between the excavations and the Shrine, Pompeii hides many other treasures that deserve to be discovered.

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