Alatri

Alatri

A majestic polygonal town walls overlook Alatri, a town of Hernicians, italic tribe of the Sabellian group. It first came into contact with Rome during the 5th cent.; then, in turn, it became a Roman municipality, an episcopal seat, a free city, the domain of the powerful Conti family and finally a possession of the Holy See.

Among the megalithic structures, it’s the most splendid Pelasgic acropolis to be found in the Mediterranean area. The huge stones compose a solid walls curtain with its two gateways: Porta Maggiore, with a monolithic architrave, and Porta Minore, with an inclined plane which leads to the upper slab where today the Cathedral and Episcopate stand. The Cathedral preserves the celebrated relic “The Host Incarnate”, a miracle of 1227.

A further polygonal surrounding walls stretches for more than 2 km and in the Middle Ages were restored and updated to include turrets and towers, strengthening the defensive system. The church of S. Maria Maggiore contains the impressive “Madonna of Constantinople”, a wooden statue (13th cent.), and the Triptych of the “Redeemer”, a work by Antonio of Alatri. Palazzo Gottifredo (13th cent.) houses the Civic Museum, with a anthropologic section which exhibits particular object such as a crib of iron rod set between two trees used from the charcoal-burners to preserve the children by animals and other objects of ordinary life. The museum contains also an important epigraphic section; Noteworthy is the inscriptions, which describes the censor Lucio Betilieno Varo’s work in the Roman Republic period to modernize the City (new streets, portico which leads to the Acropolis, swimming pool for the bathroom, water tank, sun clock).

Throughout the centuries Alatri has known periods of obscurity and submission, at times even tumultuous, but also cultural and religious periods. Now Alatri set on an olive hill, is a tourist centre of great importance thanks to important archaeological and medieval evidences and the many cultural and spectacular festivities.

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sindacoMayor: Giuseppe Morini
municipio2Town hall: tel. 0775.4481
users6Population: 26.400 ca
mountain13Altitude: 502 m
earth globeDistance from Frosinone: 13 km
carabinieriPolice: tel. 0775.434502
police29Municipal Police: tel. 0775.442011
info31 oraTourist Office: tel. 0775.435318
patrono oraPatrons Saints: San Sisto
mercato oraMarket day: Venerdì / Lunedì
email64 oraC.A.P.: 03010
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Protocenobio S. Sebastiano
Chiesa di S. Stefano (sec.XII)
Chiesa di S. Silvestro (sec. X-XI)
Chiesa della Maddalena (sec. XII) con affreschi del sec. XIV
Collegiata di Santa Maria Maggiore (sec.XIII)
Chiesa di S. Francesco (sec. XIII)
Chiesa della XII Marie (sec. XV)
Chiesa dei padri Scolopi (1734-1745)
Grancia di Tecchiena (sec. XVIII) mirabile esempio di architettura settecentesca
Acropoli e mura ciclopiche (VI-V sec. a.C.)
Palazzo Gottifredo (sec. XIII)
Fontana Pia
Le porte
Cattedrale di S.Paolo
Convento dei Cappuccini
Fontana di Porta S. Pietro
“Le Piagge”
Affresco del Cristo nel Labirinto
Museo Civico

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• Rievocazione storica della Passione di Cristo (Venerdi Santo)
• Festa patronale (mercoled dopo Pasqua)
• Festa di Primavera (21 marzo)
• Infiorata del Corpus Domini (10 giugno)
• Alatri estate 2007
• Festival internazionale del folklore (settimana di Ferragosto)
• Palio delle quattro porte (I domenica di settembre)
• Biennale d’arte contemporanea (settembre)
• Trofeo provinciale degli aquiloni (settembre)
• “AntiquAlatri” mostra mercato dell’antiquariato (terza dom. di ogni mese).
• Il “Natale di Alatri”
• Fiera Patronale (11 gennaio e mercoledi dopo Pasqua)
• Madonna della Libera e Fiera delle Cipolle (8 settembre)
• Fiera di Santa Lucia (13 dicembre)

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Santina Cimatti
Luigi Ceci
Luigi Pietrobono
Mons. De Persiis
Sisto Vinciguerra
Angelo Cerica
Antonio da Alatri
Padre Mariano
Tina Lattanzi
Pandolfo da Alatri
Ilario Canacci
Paolo Volpi Manni

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RISTORANTI:
Tre Grana – Via San Francesco, 14 Alatri (Fr) Tel.  (+39) 0775.441734

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• Cucina tipica ciociara
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By train:
Train Roma-Napoli via Cassino to Frosinone. Bus CO.TRA.L. to Alatri

By Motorway:
A1(Milano-Napoli) exit Frosinone. S.S.155 “per Fiuggi” .

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