Castelnuovoparano is a small medieval town "borgo" in the southern area of Ciociaria. The small town lies at the foot of Ausonians mountains, just 15 minutes drive from the sea.
Castelnuovoparano can look back on nearly 1000 years of history. The castle was first mentioned historically in the year 1058, the remains of which still dominate the small town.
In the medieval Old Town, the ancient church Chiesa della Beata Vergine della Minerva is on display. It's was not sure built in what year this church.
Also, the district Casali, a little further in the hills, I strongly recommend to visit. The old church there - Church of the Annunziata - was built in 1631. From the hamlet of Casali there is a beautiful path that leads up to the mountain Monte Calvo (635 m), passing a source and a large sinkhole.
Here in Borgo centuries-old traditions and dishes are still lived and passed on.
Guests can expect a relaxed and peaceful environment here in Castelnuovoparano.
Notte in. .. Pietra Viva is situated in the medieval village of Castelnuovoparano the south of the province of Frosinone. The place is situated on a hill 310 meters above sea level, from where the view stretches across the Ausonians mountains, the Gulf of Gaeta and the Abbey of Monte Cassino.
The area, which is located in the modern province of Frosinone, called Ciociaria - an area with many traditions, such as, for example, traditional festivals, music festivals, processions, representations of singers and groups, illuminations and fire artists, Performed with typical traditional costumes, music and rites and traditional cuisine - so present and get the locals to this day their culture and their country .... and with a very own dialect. Ciociaria can be roughly translated with sandals country. The name derives from the Ciòcie, traditional, bound with leather straps on the lower leg, sandals of the shepherds of the mountain region, ago. The sandals were, however, spread throughout central Italy. He was probably alluding to the poverty of the population.
It features a spectacular mountain scenery, traditional cuisine with many ancient recipes, open-minded and helpful locals. And certainly NOT mass tourism, as the region is not very touristy developed despite their beauty.
Economically, the car factory of Fiat is very important in Cassino for the region. A large part of the population still lives by agriculture - often the farms are managed in their spare time as an additional source of income. Mainly will be in the region of olive oil and wine Made, also meat, milk, cheese, honey ...
To visit medieval towns of the region, monasteries, the spa town of Fiuggi, Monte Cassino, nature reserves, mountains and the caves of Pastena. You can also day trips to Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Abruzzo, take to the sea and the islands.
The Lazio region is located in the center of Italy: rich in nature and culture.
The north is characterized by rolling hills with olive groves and vineyards and the lakes of Bracciano and Bolzena. Cultural highlights include the famous Etruscan excavations and sulfur springs where they can indulge their skin in the open.
In the heart of Lazio is the cultural and economic center, the capital of Rome.
The south is dominated by mountains which rise to a height of up to 2000 meters, green at the lower elevations hills with olive groves and vineyards and lemon and orange trees. Famous are the beautiful beaches and the cliffs are they found in many places.
Excavations from Roman and pre-Roman (Etruscan, Ausonians, Ausonians), medieval towns and monasteries, small fishing villages and characteristic mountain villages dot the area.
In addition, Lazio has infinitely many conservation areas and small sheltered oasis, wonderful for walks, longer hikes or even trekking.
They find thermal baths in the Viterbo region, in Tivoli, Fiuggi and in the south in Suio.
On the coast, fish and seafood are offered in all variations as a specialty, in the interior, the kitchen is rather rustic (meat and sausages, cheese, legumes and many vegetables).
A very special culinary specialty is the buffalo mozzarella and the olives from Gaeta.