The Monastero di Sant’Erasmo offers a customized tour experience that includes excursions and guided tours of the main tourist attractions of the local area. Ciociaria is a land rich of archaeological, religious and natural sites that show all the beauty, art, culture and history of the territory. All the activities in the brochure allow bespoke tour itinerary.
Tour Experience in Ciociaria
Sightseeing and Leisure Activities
Discover Ciociaria by Monastero di Sant'Erasmo
Veroli was one of the most important cities of the Hernici Italic tribe as well as one of the villages in Ciociaria rich of history, culture and art. Among the places of worship, that make Veroli a stop not to be missed, we find the church dedicated to Santa Maria Salome in which Bishop Tartagni assigned the construction of the Scala Sancta (1700) consisting of twelve steps (the eleventh contains a fragment of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem), where a plenary indulgence can be obtained as granted by Pope Benedict XIV. Guided tours are available to visit Veroli tourist attractions, including archaeologists, naturalistic and artistic sites such as the Maco museum.
Certosa di Trisulti
Immersed in one of the most evocative naturalistic panoramas of the Ernici Mountains stands the solitary and imposing Certosa di Trisulti, a majestic monastic complex dating back to AD 1204 and located at 863m high at the foot of Mount Rotonaria, in the municipality of Collepardo (17kms from Veroli). This is the place of herbalists, more than 2,500 species of herbs grow spontaneously on these mountains, which were used by the Carthusian monks who since the Middle Ages to prepare precious spirits and medicines, including Sambuca. In confirmation of this tradition, the Certosa offers tourists one of the most beautiful monastic pharmacies in Europe, completely frescoed between the 18th and 19th centuries.
Abbazia di Casamari
The abbey of Casamari was built between 1005 and 1036 on the ruins of the ancient Roman municipality called Cereatae, being dedicated to the goddess Ceres, at Marianae, for it was the birthplace, or at least a residence, of Caius Marius, from whom the abbey later derived its name. The documents witness the presence of a Benedectine monastic community in the 11th century, under the name of Casamari. Visiting the abbey you will have the opportunity to access the archaeological museum, consisting mainly of material from the Roman era; to the library which has about 50,000 historical and spiritual volumes. The Casamari Abbey is one of the oldest Italian monuments of Gothic-Cistercian art, it denotes a complementary style different from the construction canons of the monumental art of the time. Inspired by the Burgundian architecture of France, the style is functional and simple, typical of the Cistercian order.
Alatri was one of the centers of the -Ernici-, an ancient Italic population whose territory was located in Lazio between the Liri valley and the Sacco valley. Founded in the 16th century BC, always a faithful ally of Rome and its territorial conquests, it obtained a privileged position which favored a beneficial cultural and economic development. From this pact of alliance with Rome the motto was born: Vetustissima et Fidelissima Civitas Alatrensis. Alatri boasts churches of great value and ancient unique architectural structures, to name a few: the Acropolis, the Basilica of San Paolo Apostolo, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Christ in the labyrinth in the Church of San Francesco, Palazzo Conti Gentili and the Church of the Scolopi.
Anagni, the city of popes, stands on a hill between the Ernici mountains and the Sacco Valley. It was a favorite place of stay for the popes especially in the 12th - 13th centuries and the cathedral was often the seat of important historical events. The Museum of the Cathedral of Anagni (MuCA) is one of the most important monuments and tourist attractions for southern Lazio, especially for the beauty and preciousness of the treasures preserved.
Isola del Liri & Arpino
Isola del Liri is the small and charming medieval village, unique in Italy, with a waterfall right in the town center. Located a few kilometers from the city of Veroli, Isola del Liri has a lot of history to tell: the historic center is an enchanting islet bordered by two branches of the Liri river that form two waterfalls. Next to Isola del Liri there is the village of Arpino, birthplace of Cicero, is one of the oldest and most culturally and artistically relevant centers in the whole province of Frosinone. In the -Civita Vecchia- you can admire a pointed arch formed by superimposed monoliths that narrow upwards. These villages, especially in summer, come alive with shows and outdoor bars and restaurants, therefore, a destination for young people but also for families who like to eat an ice cream under waterfall drops.
For trekking lovers, Veroli area is known for its wonderful excursions to the Ernici Mountains, land of wolves, eagles and bears with breathtaking views. The most popular destinations are the peaks of Pizzo Deta (2041m), the cross of Monte Rotonaria (1744m) and at its foot the Capo Rio waterfall.
Caves of Ciociaria
Another extraordinary experience are the geosites Grotte di Pastena, Grotte di Collepardo and Pozzo d'Antullo, which have always been a pole of attraction for visitors of all ages. The suggestive underground sites of Frosinone province represent a great speleological heritage, the magical result of a slow and incessant work that nature, or rather, waters have been able to perform on the rocks; a show not to be missed!
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