Atina

Atina

Atina, probably the most strong of Samnite defensive bulwarks, guarded the access roads to their land. It was first recorded by the poet Vergil, who counted Atina as the leading fortress town in Latium, which was allied to Turnus against Aeneas during the 3rd century BC, defining it as “Atina Potens”. The town was conquered by the Romans in 293 BC, becoming a prefecture, then a colony and finally a Municipium.
 
Later Atina suffered Barbarian invasions and sackings. In 1349, the town was hit by a devastating earthquake, and was rebuilt thanks to the endeavours of the Cantelmo family. Today it is a quiet town, where modernisation has not overcome an illustrious past. Amongst its architectural “gems” there are the ancient belts of Polygonal walls (5th-4th cent. BC), the “Palazzo ducale” and the Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta (18th cent.). Very lively in summer, Atina hosts international exhibitions such as the “Atina Jazz Festival” and the Folklore Festival. During the last century the agriculturist Pasquale Visocchi introduced the Cabernet wine to this area, inaugurating a prized vineyard which today bottles sought-after doc wines. The Giovanni Palombo’s winery contributed to get the quality mark Atina Doc in 1999.

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sindacoMayor: Silvio Mancini
municipio2Town hall: tel. 0776.60091
users6Population: 4.480 ca
mountain13Altitude: 490 m
earth globeDistance from Frosinone: 55 km
carabinieriPolice: tel. 0776.691142
police29Municipal Police: tel. 0776.609162
info31 oraTourist Office: tel. 0776.609309
patrono oraPatrons Saints: San Marco Galileo
mercato oraMarket day: Lunedì
email64 oraZip Code : 03042

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Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta
Palazzo Visocchi
Chiesa di S. Croce
Convento di S.Francesco e scavi archeologici
• Centro storico
Palazzo ducale
Mura Poligonali (V-IV sec. a.C.)
Area archeologica S. Marco
La Ferriera

Museo Civico Archeologico (raccolta dei reperti archeologici di origine romana e pre romana rinvenuti nella Valle di Comino)
Museo delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari (costumi, strumenti musicali e attrezzi agricoli)
Casa museo “Académie Vitti”

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• Mostra nazionale Cinofilia (aprile)
• Raduno di auto e moto d’epoca (seconda decade di maggio)
• Concorso ippico “Gen. Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa” (prima metà di giugno)
• Festival “Atina Jazz” (ultima domenica di luglio)
• Gare di deltaplano (fine luglio)
• Festival internazionale del folklore (prima domenica di agosto)
• Trofeo di ciclismo “Bastianelli” (15 agosto)
• Trofeo di karting “Città di Atina” (data variabile)
• Estate Musicale Atinate, musica classica (agosto)
• Fiera di S. Marco (1/2 ottobre)

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Lucio Munazio Planco (Generale dell’esercito di Giulio Cesare)
Pasquale Visocchi (Agronomo cui si deve l’introduzione in questa zona del vitigno Cabernet)
Achille Visocchi
Giacinto Visocchi
Alfonso Visocchi

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RISTORANTI:
LE CANNARDIZIE – Piazza Garibaldi snc  Tel.  (+39) 0776.609297

BED & BREAKFAST:
FONTANA VECCHIA – Via Vecchia Sferracavallo  Tel.  (+39) 0776.609297

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Vino Cabernet Atina doc
Tagliolini e fagioli
Fagioli cannellini di Atina

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By train:
Train Roma-Napoli to Cassino. Bus CO.TRA.L. for Atina.

By Motorway:
 
A1(Milano-Napoli) – exit Cassino. Superstrada (Highway) Cassino-Sora towards Sora – 1st exit Atina.
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