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Alatri, Province of Frosinone, Lazio

Ancient town on the border of the Ernici mountains, has an interesting citadel surrounded by polygonal walls, and below them a further wall circle protecting the medieval settlement. The Roman walls extend for 2 km, and have five main doors and many smaller entrances.

Info

  • Altitude: m a.s.l
  • Population: about 26,000 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 03011
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0775
  • Patron Saint: St. Sisto
  • Frazioni & Localities: Collelavena, Fraschette, Monte San Marino, Pignano, Tecchiena.
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What to see

  • The Acropolis, built by the Romans on top of a hill in the 2nd century BC, with a door to the south whose covering is a 5 mt long monolyth stone.
  • The "Piaggie", medieval terraced quarters crossed by narrow, steep stairways and alleys
  • The church of San Francesco in the lower district, with attached monastery.
  • The Gottifredo Palace, a Gothic building of the 13th century, mode of a tower-house and two floors with double-lancet windows, which hosts the Civic Museum.
  • The church of Santa Maria Maggiore, in the main square, rising on an early Christian temple of the 5th century AD, with a facade in the Romanesque-Gothic style, hosting a number of works of art: a wooden statue of the Madonna di Costantinopoli of the 13th century, a fine triptych by Antonio da Alatri (15th century), in the left nave a chapel with a fresco of the Virgin with child.

Events

  • June: Cinema festival
  • August: Folklore festival and "palio delle 4 porte"
  • The December: Painting exhibition.