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Set in one of the most evocative places of Valle di Comino, very close to the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise national park, the relais-valleaquilaCountry Relais Valle dell’Aquila is dipped in a wonderful landscape. It is the perfect location for memorable events, receptions and parties or for unforgettable relaxing holidays in the countryside.
Bright and elegant with a high profile and skilful service, the hall can host 300 people. The wonderful swimming pool, the panoramic full-length windows giving onto the woods, the classy tables set up with fashionable fabrics, precious silvers, and the finest glass and china, enrich the Relais creating a dreamy atmosphere for your memorable event; a pleasure for the eyes and a feast for the mouth. A Winebar is always open to taste italian wine and aperitif along the pool in spring and summer time. For family is also available a kids-park.

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The Prehistoric Museum of Pofi is an important museum of southern Lazio, museo-pofithe most significant of Italy, is home to 40 exhibitors showing the whole prehistory of southern Lazio from a million years ago. You can take a fascinating journey to the Stone Age where it is described the man, the environment and the fauna of southern Lazio in the context of European prehistory. The museum houses the crown of the Man of Ceprano, Argil, the oldest fossil of Italy and one of the oldest in Europe, more than 800,000 years, found by Prof. Italo Biddittu in 1994. The property is managed by the Research Center of Tolerus Ceccano, the voluntary association that has already achieved the Eco Station at the station Ceccano, a cultural center for the environment.
In addition to tours, you can, especially for schools, carry out laboratory and simulated excavation.
For information and reservations, please contact the secretariat at n. telephone 0775/380380.
Opening hours:
The museum is open to the public every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9.30 to 13.00

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Around 100 km far from Rome dirction Noth-East along the Benedictine Way take the chance to immerse yourselves in an latmosphere of emotions, art and culture by visiting the Carthusian Monastery of Trisulti in Collepardo in the province of Frosinone. The Carthusian Monastery or Certosa rises up at an altitude of 825 metres, immersed in the secular oak woods of the Hernici Hills, bordering the National Park of Abruzzo. This wonderful complex of buildings is the perfect place to regenerate and find serenity. The construction of the monastery dates back to 1204 when it was built on the remains of the ancient Benedictine abbey dating back to the year 1000, of which some ruins can still be seen today. The building, despite a series of works carried out over time, including restoration in 1958, has kept its original Romanesque-Gothic style. Originally inhabited by Benedictines for around two centuries, in 1204 it was handed over to the Carthusians who constructed the building we can still see today and kept it until 1947, when it was entrusted to the Cistercian Congregation of Casamari.

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For family, teenager and for fun you will find swimming pools, water slides, streams passable by canoe, whirlpool baths, ocean waves, Toboggan and Kamikaze those are the fantastic attraction of aquatic parks in latium!

Zoomarine (Torvaianica – Rome)
A marine park situated in Lazio’s seacoast and far 25 Km from Rome. Zoomarine, inaugurated in 2005, inspires at Sea World american parks: water shows, educational proposal, swimming pools with slides, rides and more over. Every day Zoomarine offers to the public six different shows: the island of dolphins, the bay of pinnipeds, the wood of parrots, the land of raptors and the galleon of plunders.
Web Site: Zoomarine

Hydromania (Casal Lumbroso – Rome)
You’ll find swimming pools, water slides and water games. The attractions of the park are the kamikaze, the Tobbogan, the water slides and the swimming pool with artificial waves. The park offers the opportunity to spend a relaxing and a refreshing day.
Web Site: Hydromania

Aquafelix (Civitavecchia – Rome)
Swimming pools, water slides, streams passable by canoe, hydro, water games, rides and shows. You can spend wonderful days in the sun or under the shade of trees in a hilly area located a few meters from the sea.
Web Site: Acquafelix

Aquapiper (Guidonia – Rome)
One of the biggest aquatic park in Italy. Olympic swimming pools with ocean waves, water slides, whirlpool baths, children’s pool and playrooms. Free Parking.
Web Site:Acquapiper

Acquapark (Itri – Latina)
The park allows you to combine a hilly setting with the sea view. Swimming pools, water slides, fountains, sun beds and umbrellas are available for you to spend an unforgettable day.
Web Site:Acquapark

Scivosplash (Latina)
An aquatic park just a few minutes from the center of Latina. The hotel has a pool, a lagoon baby, numerous water slides, a whirlpool bath, a relaxation pool, a sunroof and a staff of animation.
Web Site: Scivosplash

Miami Beach (Latina)
To enjoy yourself and having fun during the summertime ther’s Miami Beach, an aquatic park just outside the city of Latina at only 30 minutes by car from the Rome and 20 minutes from Circeo.
The structure is a part of a complex distributed in 3 areas which covers an area of 100,000 square meters.
Web Site: Miami Beach

Hawaii Park (Cassino)
This park is adjacent to ‘”Hotel Rocca”. You can find a wave pool, an olympic pool, two pools dedicated to children, a multi-track to go with rubber boats, two Toboggans, a Kamikaze and so on.
Web Site : Hawaii Park

Park Club (Frosinone)
This park is open every day of the year thanks to swimming and tennis lessons. During the summer is a great aquatic park called “Aquapark Ciociaria”and has typical attractions such as Kamikaze, three Tobbogan Slides (2 open air and one fully closed) and another small Kamikaze dedicated to the childern. In addition to the classical wave pool, there is cute lagoon with a little slide for children and a third pool with a central ‘”mushroom” from which begins three slides for children.
Web Site: Park Club

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The Abbey of Casamari is situated in the territoryof Veroli(Frosinone), on the Via Maria, mid-way between Frosinone and Sora, and lies on a rocky hill sloping down to the torrent Amaseno, at about 300 metresabove sea-level. It was built on the ruins of an ancient Roman municipium named 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.
The monastery soon showed a strong vitality both spiritual as well as social and economical, but, in the early 12th century it was affected by a rather long crisis due to a sort of ungovernability (which is witnessed by the frequent resignation of its abbots) caused by both a decline of the Curtis system and the political and religious confusion of that period. During the schism of Anaclet II (1130-1138), when Bernard of Clairvaux, by his persistant work of mediation, became the leading promoter of the Church’s unity through the recognition of Innocent II as pope, Italy became acquainted with the Cistercians. She appreciated their spirituality and requested their presence, while all Europe watched and supported the Order’s astonishing, miraculous expansion.
The Cistercians started the construction of the monastery which we can still admire today, following the Order’s typical planimetry. In 1203, Pope Innocent III blessed the first stone of the church, the construction of which went on under the management of Fra’ Guglielmo of Casamari until 1217. On September 15th of that year; the basilica was consecrated and dedicated to Our Lady Received into Heaven, according to the Order’s custom, and to the Roman martyrs, John and Paul.
Casamari suffered heavy damages in the early 15th century when Ladislaus of Anjou, after storming Veroli, besieged and plundered the monastery. During Napoleon’s first campaign in Italy some French soldiers, on their way back, plundered the monastery and desecrated the Eucharist, although they had been received with open arms by Prior Simon Cardon. In 1833 the monks of Casamari reacquired the monastery of San Domenico of Sora and in 1873, owing to the laws of suppression, the abbey was deprived of its possessions and the following year; was declared a national monument.
In spite of endless change, Casamari is still one of the Cistercian monasteries in which monastic life has had no interruptions since its foundation, except for the short period 1811-1814. The revival of religious life has been made possible by the institution of seminaries (1916) which have in a short time set many young men on the way to the Cistercian ideal. Thus the abbey, together with its dependent houses, was declared a monastic Congregation by the Holy See in 1929. Its Constitutions were approved provisionally in the same year and permanently on June 13th, 1943 by Pope Pius XII. They were approved again in 1979, after a revision according to the instructions of Vatican II. According to the latest statistics, the Congregation of Casamari now consists of sixteen monasteries and three residences, with 220 monks.

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From Rome you can reach the area of Ciociaria in less than 1 hour, travelling by car of course. Ciociaria  is the  name of an italian region, situated in the heart of Italy, between Rome and Naples. It’s the ideal starting point to explore the suth part of Latium. The province of Frosinone, called Ciociaria is not very well known among tourists, but this land rewards generously its visitors with unspoilted nature, magnificent abbeys, archaeological treasures, genuine food and deep traditions. In Ciociaria you can do a journey among forgotten flavours and smells where the old-times taste of typical rural dishes can be appreciated on the tables of many typical restaurants, accompanied by local  wines, such as Cesanese and Passerina of Piglio, the Cabernet of Atina and Torre Ercolana of Anagni.
The Ciociaria has great gastronomic traditions
, you will be surprised by the quality of the food: the genuine local olive oil, the cheeses made with sheep’s, goat’s or buffalo s milk, the wines produced by the local farmers, and the preparation of dishes with vegetables selected in centuries of good farming. The Ciociarian cuisine can produce carefully prepared dishes with different types of meats, dressed pork products which are among the best in Italy, and such a variety of bakery products and sweets that it is almost impossible to treat them exhaustively. As far as “fettuccine” is concerned, they are only one of the home-made pastas typical of this area which can boast the most rich list of main courses of Latium. That is why the visit to the artistic, naturalistic and historical sights in Ciociaria must include a plunge into a world of flavours that await to be discovered and that, they alone, represent a trip in its own.
The Ciociarian cuisine has a country tradition, simple and genuine. The fundamental basis of its typical dishes are the ingredients, undoubtedly ‘poor’ yet of excellent quality. One of the most popular dish is a type of egg pasta, homemade and cut in thin noodles called ‘fini fini’, seasoned with a meat sauce or a simple tomato sauce. Among the main courses, there are also ‘gnocchi’ (flour and potato dumplings), you will find in most trattorias as dish of the day especially on thursdays and  the ‘cannelloni’(finger-thick tubes of stuffed pasta) and the well-known ‘timballo ciociaro’, also known as ‘Boniface VIII’s, a kind of stuffed lasagna. Tradional soups such as ‘sagne and beans’, ‘pasta and potatoes’, pasta and chick-peas’, prepared according to the Ciociarian tradition, have a special flavour. The second courses see a predominance of pork, sheep, rabbit or chicken meats, which, in the country is still genuine and tasty, because it usually comes from small, traditional stock farms.

The most famous artistic medieval castles and churchs in Ciociaria to see are: The Castle of Fumone, The Castle of Monte San Giovanni Campano and the Castle of Alvito.
The amazing churchs to visit are: The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore(Ferentino), The Cathedral of SS John and Paul (Ferentino),  St. Mary Major in Alatri and Basilica of St. Mary Salome(Veroli).

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Anangni was founded 3000 years ago by people from Asia and Greece, Anagni in the Middle Ages was an important city of culture, politics and religion for its strategic geographic position. Known as the “City of Popes” because birthplace of four major Popes: Innocent III, Gregory IX, Alexander IV and Boniface VIII, was the scene of Anagni specifically religious events.
The prestige of this city is related to the life of Boniface VIII: it is said that the pope was outraged by William of Nogaret and Prince Sciarra Colonna and the French King Philip because he had sent them the famous papal document “Unam Sanctam”.  The episode is known in history as “Slap of Anagni”, quoted by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, and it happened in the papal palace at Anagni.
The city today is a meeting point for prehistoric research thanks to the discovery of fossils dating back 458,000 years ago. Also important is the finding of fossils in the Etruscan valley of the Sacco and Liri.
Anagni preserved also traces in the Roman city walls built by the technique of “Mura Serviane” that protected the area of ​​the Acropolis.
Places to visit:
– The Cathedral
– The Papal Palace (Palazzo Papale)
– The Town Hall (Palazzo Comunale)
– The House Barnekow
– The Servian Walls or Arcazzi Romans (Mura Serviane)
– The Triptych of the Savior (Trittico del Salvatore)
– The Church of St. James (Chiesa di San Giacomo)

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Pope Boniface VIII, who was born in Ciociaria and knew the source and quality of water, so that it was a regular consumer. The praises of water “that cracks the rock” also appear in some letters written by Michelangelo to his nephew Leonardo in 1549. Only in Fiuggi, from the source of Boniface VIII and the Source of Anticolana, this unique mineral water springs, the only one to unite the diuretic properties the ability to “dissolve” and expel kidney stones and prevent their formation, are particularly suitable in the preparation of interventions for urinary stones and postoperative treatment. They are also an effective remedy for urinary tract infections, and because it held that the metabolism of uric acid, gout and prevent the formation of uric acid arthropathy.
The water of Fiuggi is bottled and distributed throughout Italy, but the best way to enjoy its benefits is to drink directly from the source. The waters of Fiuggi waters belong to the group of natural trace minerals. This characteristic is determined by the same tufa formation of the basin of Fiuggi, which, alternating layers of permeable, water filters that are so completely lost minerals.
Extremely effective in detoxifying treatments, they are especially indicated for the prevention and treatment of gout and kidney.

The source of Boniface VIII
The Source Boniface VIII was built at the beginning of the century, in an elegant Art Nouveau style which remains today the only impressive entrance. In the ’60s, in fact, the internal structure was completely renovated by architect Moretti and extends in a game of open and closed spaces, of bold architectural concrete and lush vegetazione.
La Source Boniface VIII to the place prepared by itself, what must be done in the morning on an empty stomach.
Its fountains, scattered in hundreds of large green areas and covered spaces, can simultaneously access up to 25,000 people. The impressive main hall allows, thanks to its heating systems, making the treatment of water in the winter months. But the source is not only a place of care. In addition to fountains and dispensing doctors ‘surgeries, in fact, there is a set of structures designed to make guests’ stay more pleasant: bars, coffee concert, multi-purpose rooms. Around the source extends a park of 80 hectares.
Until the nineteenth water treatments occurred at the source that arose in the place formerly known as the “asparagus”. The local government officials since that time they realized the importance of water and not to send built in this country lost a trough. Always the same water formed a pond full of fish much. In 1870 we were the first refurbishment work on coverage of the source and the first took place in 1890.
The first plant, entitled to Boniface VIII, was built in 1905 and opened in 1911 with nouveau classic structures that have disappeared now given way to the futuristic structure designed by the architect. Luigi Moretti. In fact since 1960 begins the phase of restructuring and expansion of the spa with a modern and functional. The arch. Luigi Moretti and Mario Ingram were able to articulate a harmonious play of open spaces and those covered, sometimes daring walks protected by reinforced concrete and are in the “mushroom” and “Arab tents” eloquent expression of style and modern architecture. The period of the previous structures Umbertino remains only the classic top entry.

The Source Anticolana
The Source Anticolana, also known as “new source” because it opened in the twenties, is most popular during the afternoon. Situated in a lovely location, offers guests some fountain in less, but offers beautiful walks through the gardens and tree-lined avenues of the park facilities.
Among the silver cedar, redwood trees and flowers of all kinds, in fact, there are tennis courts and bowling, mini golf, table tennis, a park and a children’s playroom. And ‘here, too, that is the Theatre of Sources, a stage that annually hosts major musical and cultural events of great prestige. Sources located in an area called “Pantano” feed the Source that extends in a park of 14 hectares. It ‘a huge garden with extraordinary specimens of trees and exotic plants surrounded by forests of chestnut trees, firs and cedars. Equipped with new facilities for recreation, sports and cultural events (including a capable theater), placed in an attractive green area, taste and nineteenth-century tradition.

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