Aquino

Important logistical and commercial centre along Latin Road, Aquino is the heart of the main roadway systems (A1, Casilina, main railway paths and soon also the High Speed line) still today. From 211 BC Aquinum acquired the title “Urbe”, a distinction reserved only to Rome. Though not becoming a Municipium until imperial times the town however had the “rights of coinage” (up to 3rd cent.).

After the destruction of Fregellae its political and military status grew to such an extent that the town became the most important centre between Rome and Capua. Aquino preserves impressive remains belonging to its illustrious past, one of which is the Porta Romana, called St. Lawrence’s Door (important for its structural featuring: perfectly aligned to the Via Latina), the Romanesque Church of S. Maria della Libera (11th cent.), erected over the remains of an ancient temple dedicated to Hercules Liberator.

S. Maria della Libera has now been declared a National Monument. On the left there is a triumphal arch, built in the 1st century BC, to supposedly honour Mark Antony. At present, the water submerges it and only columns and Corinthian capitals remain visible. Also to be seen there are the captivating remains of the Capitolium, an amphitheatre, heated public baths and remnants of Patrician villas, in one of which was born the Latin poet Juvenal.

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sindacoMayor: Libero Mazzaroppi
municipio2Town hall: tel. 0776.728003
users6Population: 5.337 ca
mountain13Altitude: 60 m
earth globeDistance from Frosinone: 40 km
carabinieriPolice:: tel. 0776.728001
police29Municipal Police: tel. 0776.726589
info31 oraTourist Office: tel. 0776.728003
patrono oraPatrons Saints: San Tommaso
mercato oraGiorno di mercato: Domenica
email64 oraMarket day : 03031
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Cattedrale e Monumento a San Tommaso
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Libera e scalinata con “tabulae lusoriae” romane
Borgo Medievale castello, torre e casa di San Tommaso con mostra iconografica permanente
Ruderi della chiesetta di San Tommaso
Porta San Lorenzo
Arco onorario di Marcantonio
Area archeologica “Aquinum”
Parco del Vallone
Museo della città

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• Festa e accensione dei “faoni” in onore di San Tommaso d’Aquino (6-7 marzo)
• Premio San Tommaso d’Aquino (marzo)
• Esibizione dei gruppi addobbati con palme (sabato delle Palme)
• Estate aquinate (agosto)
• Sagra degli “Abbottapezzent” (agosto)
• Festa della Madonna del Canneto (23 agosto)
• Festa di S. Costanzo Vescovo (1 settembre)
• Festa della Madonna della Libera (prima domenica di Ottobre).

• Fiera di Santa Maria (24 marzo)
• Fiera di San Vincenzo (terza domenica di maggio)
• Fiera di San Magno (19 agosto)
• Mercatino dell’usato (prima domenica del mese)

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Decimo Giunio Giovenale (Poeta satirico latino)
Pescennio Negro (Imperatore Romano)
S. Tommaso d’Aquino (Dottore della chiesa e Padre della Filosofia scolastica)
Rinaldo d’Aquino (Poeta del “Dolce Stil Novo”)

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• La Staffa [Azieda Agrituristica e Maneggio] Via S. Pietro Vetere Aquino (Fr) – Tel 0776.726685

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• Gli “Abbottapezzent”
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By train: 
Train Roma-Napoli via Cassino to Aquino.

By Motorway: 
A1(Milano-Napoli)  exit Pontecorvo; turning left, after 200 meters a crossroads indicating Aquino.

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