Ciociaria: what to see in the territory of the historic area of Lazio
What to see in Ciociaria, attractions and places to visit in this large area of Southern Lazio, whose extension is interpreted in various ways.
To explain where the Ciociaria you should assume that is not identified with a well-defined geographical region, its extension is interpreted in various ways. To give an idea, we can say that begins south-east of Rome, over the Alban Hills, right up to the Liri-Garigliano, a river that once marked for a long time the border between the Papal States and the Kingdom of Naples.
The main town is Frosinone which together with the municipalities of Anagni, Guarcino, Sora, Alatri is the hub of this area which takes its name from a type of shoe, called the ciocia, once used by farmers and shepherds, considered a derivation of footwear Roman legionaries, consisting of a leather sole with the point raised front and a piece of cloth held up by strings tied around the legs, like that of pipers we see today in folkloristic.
Places to Visit in Ciociaria
Ciociaria was the land of the people ausoniche, erniche, Volscian and sannite, before the Romans got the upper hand, and after the fall of the Roman Empire there other peoples exercised their domain, among these, Byzantines, Lombards, Normans, Swabians . E ‘was for many centuries a possession of the Papal States, to whom we owe the establishment in 1850 of the province of Marittima (areas along the Tyrrhenian coast) and Country (the areas between the Garigliano and the Colli Albani).
The two companies were brought together in 1927 with the establishment of the province of Frosinone. It ‘a land full of charm, which offers beautiful landscapes, valuable architectural and cultural, whose ancient history is revealed through the interesting archaeological remains, the fortified castles, pittorechi villages perched on top of the hill and the majestic abbeys. We report the centers of Ferentino, Alatri, Veroli, Arpino, Atina, Anagni and the Abbey of Montecassino.