Arpino

Arpino Città di Cicerone

Bandiera Arancione Touring Clud ItalianoArpino, of mythical Saturn origins, has been a very important town fortified by the Volscians, Samnites and Romans. As evidence of its importance, there are the imposing megalithic walls, also called Cyclopean because of the size of the boulders with whom these walls are built. They contain an original door with a pointed arch, the most ancient of this genre.

In 188 AD, Arpino received the Roman citizenship and its inhabitants were entitled all the rights of Roman citizens; the city extended its territory northwestward to Casamari and southward to Arce. With Gaius Marius, the ager Arpinas became rich, acquiring properties in Gaul.

Ever since the early Middle Ages, Arpino was the dominion of numerous lords before belonging finally to the kingdom of Naples, after numerous quarrels with the Papacy. Arpino flourished till the unity of Italy for its wool industry. Among the churches worth remembering there is the church of S. Michael the Archangel (10th cent.) preserving the Cavalier d’Arpino’s works and some of the Caravaggio’s School.


The Church of S. Maria di Civita (11th cent.) preserves the wooden statue of Assunta (10-11th cent.). The statue by Stoltz, particularly venerated by the inhabitants of Arpino, is taken in procession in the morning of the 15th of August, on a monumental and gold wooden “float” (18th cent.). The Monastery of S. Andrea Apostolo, one of the most ancient monasteries of Benedictine seclusion in our area, houses an ancient oil painted Crucifix (17th cent.), under which was discovered a medieval example of a painted cross portraying the Christus triumphans, that is Christ triumphing over death (13th cent.).

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sindacoMayor: Renato Rea
municipio2Town hall: tel. 0776.85211
users6Population: 7.430 ca
mountain13Altitude: 450 m
earth globeDistance from Frosinone: 35 km
carabinieriPolice: tel. 0776.849210
police29Municipal Police: tel. 0776.852105-6
info31 oraTourist Office: tel. 0776.848535 – 329.7770903 – Guide Turistiche autorizzate: 349.4981226
patrono oraPatrons Saints: Madonna di Loreto
mercato oraMarket day : Domenica
email64 oraZip Code: 03033
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Chiesa e Monastero benedettino di S. Andrea Apostolo con Crocifisso trecentesco
Chiesa della Pietà
• Chiesa di S. Michele con dipinti del “Cavalier d’Arpino”
• Castello di Ladislao
Palazzo Iannuccelli
Chiesa della Trinità
• Dipinti del Cavalier d’Arpino nelle varie chiese
• Casa natale del Giuseppe Cesari “Il Cavalier d’Arpino”
• Sculture del M.o Umberto Mastroianni nei vari angoli del paese
• Fontana dell’Aquila Romana (rinascimentale)
Decumano Romano
Acropoli in località Civitavecchia: Arco a Sesto Acuto (unico al mondo)
Mura Megalitiche
Torre medioevale (torre di Cicerone)
• Biblioteca ciceroniana
• Antiquarium
• Porta Napoli
• Libro di Pietra
Il Martirologio dell’Assunta

• Museo della Liuteria
• Fondazione Umberto Mastroianni
• Museo della lana 
• Museo dell’Arte Tipografica
• Area wilderness”Monte Caira-Gole del Melfa”e “Gole del fiume Melfa”
• Biblioteca comunale

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• S. Antonio Abate, tradizionale offerta della Polenta (Il Pappone)
• Festa di Primavera (marzo)
• Il Certamen Ciceronianum Arpinas   (metà maggio)
• Estate Arpinate
• Mezz’Agosto Arpinate
• Il Gonfalone (domenica dopo 15 agosto)
• Mostre d’Arte periodiche.
• Festa dell’Emigrante Loc. Addolorata (Agosto)
• Festa d’Autunno (2º domenica di ottobre)
• Il Buon Natale di Arpino (8 dic. – 6 gen.)
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• Marco Tullio Cicerone
• Caio Mario
• Marco Vipsanio Agrippa 
Giuseppe Cesari: “Il Cavalier d’Arpino”
• San Francesco Saverio Maria Bianchi
Gioacchino Conti : Il Gizziello  
Pasquale Rotondi (sovraintendente belle arti)
Antonio Luigi Embergher (maestro liutaio)

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RISTORANTI
I GIARDINI DELL’ACROPOLI
   Via Civitavecchia – Tel. (+39) 0776.848209
LE DELIZIE DI MARIA
   Via Scaffa, 84 – Tel. (+39) 0776.882137


AGRITURISMI

VALLE REALE
  Via Montenero (Sp139) Tel. (+39) 0776.848127

HOTEL
IL CAVALIER d’ARPINO
  Via V. Colonna, 21 – Arpino Tel. (+39) 0776.849348

 

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• La capezzella
• Sagne e fagioli (con asparagi e al sugo)
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By train: 
Train Roma-Napoli via Cassino to Roccasecca. Train Roccasecca-Avezzano to Arpino.

By Motorway:
From Rome: A1(Milano-Napoli) exit Frosinone. S.S. “dei Monti Lepini” towards Sora. Superstrada (Highway) Frosinone-Sora towards Sora – exit Castelliri. At Isola del Liri crossroads for Arpino.From Naples: A1(Napoli-Milano) exit Pontecorvo. S.S. 6 Casilina towards Frosinone. S.P. 82 towards Isola del Liri Sora. Crossroads for Arpino.

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Video su Arpino dal Canale Youtube “Visit Lazio” realizzato dall’Agenzia Regionale del Turismo della Regione Lazio

 
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10 Meraviglie della Ciociaria: Arpino

 
 
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