Amaseno

Amaseno, 4000 inhabitants and 14000 buffalos, is set in the heart of the Amaseno Valley, part of Ciociaria situated at the border of the province of Latin.
The medieval origins of the town are traced back to the 800 AD around a monks’ abbey but the first informations date back to 1000 AD when the town used to be called “San Lorenzo” and the Valley was known as “San Lorenzo Valley”. The old town centre maintains the typical medieval aspect, surrounded by turreted town walls, partly adapted for the residential purpose and partly destroyed.

On the top of the hill there is the imposing feudal castle and going down through the narrow alleys, you can admire beautiful buildings with their mullioned windows, pointed arches, the elegant doorways. At the entrance gate, called “Santa Maria” gate stands the splendid Church of Santa Maria, a notable example of Gothic-Cistercian architecture, made with local calcareous stone worked and squared with hand chisels.

This church preserves a prodigious roman relic by 1177, kept in a Bernian reliquary that contains the St. Lawrence’s blood. The blood melts every year, precisely from the 8th and 9th August, and a fragment of leather clearly visible from the outside floats on the blood.

After the anniversary of the martyrdom and the saint’s festivities (on 10th August) the blood become liquid again and then get solid another time. Lately, the economy turn around the production and the rearing of buffalo and savoury buffalo mozzarellas.

 
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sindacoMayor: Antonio Como
municipio2Town hall: tel. (+39) 0775.65021
users6Population: 4.223 ca
mountain13Altitude: 248 m
earth globeDistance from Frosinone: 28 km
carabinieriPolice: tel. (+39) 0775.65013
police29Municipal Police: tel. (+39)  0775.658216
info31 oraTourist Office: 
patrono oraPatrons Saints: San Lorenzo
mercato oraMarket day: Domenica
email64 oraZip Code: 03021
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• Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta (Monumento nazionale)
• Reliquia di San Lorenzo
• Santuario della Madonna dell’Auricola
• Chiesa dell’Annunziata
• Chiesa di San Sebastiano
• Chiesa Madonna delle Grazie
• Chiesa di S. Pietro Apostolo
• Chiesa di san Rocco
• Resti della chiesa di S. Angelo
• Ponte Sant’Aneglio
• Cippi confinari tra Stato Pontificio e Regno delle due Sicilie
• Museo civico e diocesano

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• Liquefazione del sangue di San Lorenzo (8-9 agosto)
• Festa di San Lorenzo (10 agosto)
• Ferragosto amasenese
• Festa di S. Rocco con offerta del Pane (16 agosto)
• Festa dell’agricoltura ( II domenica di ottobre)
• Fiera di San Lorenzo (10 agosto)
• Fiera di Sant’Anna (lunedì successivo alla seconda domenica di ottobre)

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• Giovanni Pisano di Nicosia (esecutore del Pergamo del Duomo di Siena)

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• La “Pigna di Pasqua”
• Mozzarelle di bufala

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By train:
Train Roma-Napoli via Cassino to Castro dei Volsci. Bus CO.TRA.L. for Amaseno.

By Motorway:
From Rome: A1(Milano-Napoli) exit Frosinone; S.S.156 towards Latina – exit Amaseno.From Naples: A1(Napoli-Milano) exit Ceprano; S.P. “Caragno” Ceprano Castro dei Volsci Amaseno.

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