Author: Livia - Monte Asprano

Archaeology and Medieval Itinerary 1

Archaeological and medieval itinerary 1

Archaeological and medieval itinerary: Roccasecca, Frosinone, archaeological museum of Fregellae in Ceprano, Aquino, Cassino, Arpino

“Wonder is the desire for knowledge”

fregellae-reperti
Fregellae – finds
terme-fregellae
Fregellae – thermae

Ceprano: The Ciociaria has a number of very interesting museums which illustrate the rich history of the area. The earliest evidence of human life in Ciocaria is housed in the Prehistoric Museum of Pofi, where the remains of the “Man of Ceprano”, the oldest Homo Erectus known in Europe, dating to about 900.000 years ago, are conserved.
The Archaeological Area “Casale” (23.000 sq.m) of Castro di Volsci with the remains of a Roman imperial villa with a bath complex and the Civic Museum is also very interesting.
Not far away, in the area of Isoletta (Arce), one can visit the Archaeological Park of Fregellae, a Latin colony founded in 328 BC on the Via Latina and then destroyed by the Romans in 125 BC. The remains of public monuments and houses can be seen. Many of the finds from Fregellae are displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Ceprano. …view the rest

Archaeology and Medieval Itinerary 2

Archaeology and Medieval Itinerary 2

Archaeological and medieval itinerary: Pastena, Priverno, cistercian abbeyof Fossanova, Terracina le “Termopylae of Italy, the ancient sanctuary of monte S. Angelo, Fondi and the walls of the roman town.

“Wonder is the desire for knowledge”

Caves of Pastena are situated at the bottom of a karstic valley, the fossilized branch extends for 880 m and that of the active branch for 2217 m. The rocks are between 80 and 50 million years old. The tunnel of the Meraviglie (Marvels), the room of the Salice Piangente (Weeping Willow) and the room of Monte Calvario (Calvary Hill) are very atmospheric. The latter is so-called because a great formation of rock and of mud form a small hill on which some stalagmites seem to represent three crosses, exactly as on Monte Calvary Hill.

Priverno remains of the Roman city and the archaeological museum.

…view the rest

Archaeology and History Itinerary 3

Archaeology and History Itinerary 3

Archaeological and medieval itinerary:Sperlonga, Gaeta, Formia, Minturno.

“Wonder is the desire for knowledge”

Sperlonga a well-known village on the coast of Lazio, famous for its beautiful beaches and archaeological remains;

…view the rest

Samnite itinerary

Samnite itinerary

Samnite itinerary: Venafro, Isernia, Pietrabbondante, Schiavi d’Abruzzo, Vastogirardi.

“Nihil est magnum somnianti.” – Marco Tullio Cicerone

Venafro Roman and medieval monuments; archaeological museum. …view the rest