CIOCIARIA

Bordering the National Park of Abruzzi, this area is probably one of the most non-touristy you can still find in Central Italy on the way south from Rome to Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi coast. Abbeys, mountains, genuine food will make you plunge in the core of Italian traditions.

Ciociaria Map

Bordering the National Park of Abruzzi, this area is probably one of the less touristy you can still find in Central Italy, on the way south from Rome to Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi coast. Abbeys, mountains and genuine food will make you plunge in the core of Italian traditions. Here the hills alternate with ranges of mountains, often corroded by karstic phenomena – for example, the Caverns of Pastena, a complex of caves and underground cavities with spectacular stalactites, stalagmites and subterranean lakes.
Among the most important towns of this area are Anagni, with its splendid Romanesque Cathedral,  or the famous Cassino: severely damaged by one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the Abbey of Montecassino was founded by St. Benedict in the 6th century and is considered one of the best-known monasteries in Christendom.
Many other attractions lead us here for those passionate about gardening (here is the beautiful Garden of Ninfa) or archaeology (you can experience archaeological excavations first hand in Priverno). Be brave enough to step out of the “tourist comfort zone” and you’ll be bewitched.