Colle San Magno, Province of Frosinone, Lazio
In the area there were prehistoric settlements, since ruins of an ancient tomb of the stone age were found, as well as silt and quartz arrowheads. Nowadays Colle San Magno has a celebrated production of truffles, typical products of the territory.
- Altitude: 5550 m a.s.l
- Population: about 800 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 03030
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0776
- Patron Saint: St. Magno
- How to reach it: A1 (Milano-Napoli) exit Pontecorvo.
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Colle San Magno was founded in the 11th century, when the population of a nearby village, extremely cold and without water, decided to move to a better position. Since that time the Abbey of Montecassino and the town of Aquino fought about jurisdiction on the place. The D'Avalos Marquis owned it from 1504 but later it became a possession of Duke Giacomo Boncompagni.
The production of charcoal was a very important income until the early 20th century, thanks to the abundance of leech woods, and asphalt mines were also present.
What to see
- The church of St. Magno
- The church of S.ta Maria in Cielo
- The historical center with typical arches uniting houses on the two sides of the alleys
- The townhall tower.