Boville Ernica

Boville Ernica

Protected by the still intact medieval city walls, Boville Ernica, formerly known as Bauco, dominates the valley of Liri, Cosa and Sacco. Its history can be traced back to pre-roman age, as evidenced by the archaeological findings of the 8th century B.C in the Santa Elisabetta district and by the polygonal walls at Monte del Fico, that is construction works of a magnificent holy terraced complex. First settlements were more downstream than the current urban centre but due to the Barbarian invasion (during the so-called “encastellation period” – about 10th century, the population moved to the hill, building the solid defensive walls fortified by a whopping 18 sighting towers and becoming one of the more fortified and unassailable centres of the area. The monumental and artistic heritage of Boville includes many Renaissance palaces and churches.

Among them it come to the fore S. Pietro Ispano erected in the 12th century over the actual grotto, in which for many years lived penitent the Patron Saint. The church still conserves an early-Christian sarcophagus, two reliquaries, belonging to S. Pietro Ispano and S. Lucia, a chapel once belonging to the noble family of the Simoncelli, a Sansovino bas-relief and an exceptional mosaic attributed to Giotto. Since 2002, by decision of the regional Government, Boville Ernica has been recognized as an “arts and tourist town” and in 2009 joined the national association of 2The most beautiful villages in Italy”.

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sindacoMayor: Enzo Perciballi
municipio2Town hall: tel. 0775.379004
users6Population: 8.869 ca
mountain13Altitudine: 487 m
earth globeDistance from Frosinone: 16 km
carabinieriPolice: tel. 0775.379002
police29Municipal Police: tel. 0775.379004
info31 oraTourist Office: tel. 348.1881917
patrono oraPatrons Saints: San Pietro Ispano
mercato oraMarket day: Domenica
email64 oraZip Code: 03022

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Chiesa di San Pietro Ispano con mosaico di Giotto e sarcofago paleocristiano
Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo
Chiesa di Santo Stefano
• Santuario di S. Liberata
Il sarcofago paleocristiano in San Pietro Ispano
• Cinta muraria con torri
Convento e Chiesa di San Francesco
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio
Chiesa della Vergine del Carmelo
Portale del Vignola Palazzo Filonardi
Palazzo Vizzardelli con torre Cometti
Palazzo de Angelis

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• Anniversario della Battaglia di Bauco (28 gennaio)
• Sagra della ciambella (prima domenica di marzo)
• Fiera di San Pietro (11 marzo)
• Pasqua con Giotto (Pasqua e Pasquetta)
• Infiorata del Corpus Domini (Corpus Domini)
• Boville Etnica” rassegna di musica e danza etnica (luglio)
• Festival delle Città medioevali (agosto)
• Festa dell’Emigrante (agosto)
• Fiera di San Lucio (I domenica di marzo)
• Fiera di San Pietro (11 marzo)
• Fiera di Santa Liberata (II domenica di maggio)
• Fiera di San Leonardo (6 novembre)

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Arcivescovo Giovanni B. Simoncelli
Cardinale Ennio Filonardi
Desiderio De Angelis (Poeta)
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• Quadrucci con le cotiche
• Maltagliati e Fagioli
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By train:
Train Roma-Napoli via Cassino to Frosinone. Bus CO.TRA.L. for Boville Ernica.
By Motorway: 
A1(Milano-Napoli) exit Frosinone. S.S.”dei Monti Lepini” towards Sora. Superstrada (Highway) Frosinone-Sora towards Sora – exit Boville Ernica.

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