Fontechiari, Province of Frosinone, Lazio Region, Italy
This small center is a true treasure hidden in the Comino valley, an ideal place for tours on the surrounding Meta and Mainarde mountains and into the beautiful countryside in the valleys.
The great number of springs of fresh water probably suggested the name of Fontechiari. However, until 1862 it was called Schiavi (slave) because the slaves of Caius Marius, the Roman general from Arpino, were kept here. The ancient medieval settlement was surrounded by high walls, some remains of which are still extant, with a high, powerful square tower of the Boncompagni lords.
Altitude: 375m a.s.l
-- Population: ca.1250 inhabitants
-- Zip/postal code: 03030 -- Phone Area Code: 0776
-- Patron Saint: San Bartolomeo
How to reach it: A1 (Milano-Napoli) exit Frosinone
What to see:
- the Sanctuary of the Madonna dei Fratelli, with a 13th century statue of Christ
- Church of Saints Giovanni Battista and Evangelista
- Church of Sant'Anna with inside fine 14th century frescoes
- Grottos of Sant'Onofrio
- A cemetery of Napoleonic times (early 19th century)
- Medieval tower
- Surnames in Fontechiari
- The official website of the Comune
, Emilia Romagna
, Friuli Venezia Giulia
, Puglia (Apulia)
, Trentino - Alto Adige
, Valle d'Aosta (Aosta Valley)
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