View of Atina and the Val Di Comino Italy

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The Town of Atina in The Val di Comino

The beautiful town of Atina overlooks the beautiful Val di Comino, and is one of the largest municipalities in the valley. It is located in central Italy within the province of Frosinone, and the region of Lazio. The town is perched on the slopes of the Hill of Santo Stefano, which is a spur of Monte Prato. Monte Prato forms part of the mountain range known as the Monti Bianchi that lines the eastern side of the valley. The mountains surrounding the far side of the valley form the group known as the Mainarde.

The Historic Centre

At the highest point, of Monte Massico, within the ancient Medieval town walls, is the old historic centre or centro storico.  At its centre, in Piazza Saturno, stands is the 14th century fortified palace named the Palazzo DucaleAdjacent to Piazza Saturno is Piazza Veroli which in turn leads to Piazza Marconi.

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Palazzo della Prepositura stand in the old square of Piazza Marconi, which was once known as Piazza San Giovanni.

There are a number of other building of intestest such as the old palaces of former noble families of Atina. These include the Palazzo Visocchi, Palazzo Columba, Palazzo Sabatini, Palazzo Bologna and Palazzo Marrazza / Fortucci.

It is a delight to explore the network of quaint narrow streets, alleyways and courtyards on foot.

From Piazza Saturno Via Roma leads to the main gateway of Porta dell’Assunta which takes you outside of the old town walls and into Piazza Garibaldi. Here you will find the Convent of San Francesco and the private Chapel of the Madonna delle Grazie.

Other Areas of the Town of Atina

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