Melfa Gorges

The gorges are the ‘green jewel’ of the Ciociaria: wild landscape between woods and cliffs, caves and the Hermitage of the Holy Spirit, between Casalvieri and Roccasecca. The gorges are one of the oldest ways of Latium joining the Liri Valley with the Comino Valley. A walking path to find Read more…

Ancient Peperino Quarries

The geology of the territory around Marino is characterized by the presence of a large layer of peperino, a rock of volcanic origin with particular characteristics. It is in fact very compact but also easy to work and these features make it ideal for both construction and ornamental motifs.

‘Le Prata’ Wells

The Le Prata complex comprises two wells where women went to do laundry in stone washtubs. Alongside the big wells is the church of San Gaetano. On the edge of the hole in bad weather there are three large pits that fill with rainwater that is indispensable in such an Read more…

Ouso of Pratiglio Space

The Ouso Passo Pratiglio is the deepest cave of Lazio that starts at an altitude of 1,360 meters on the south-east of Mount Malaina, in the Lepini Mountains, and has a vertical drop of about 840 meters. The explorations were arrested in front of a large lake-siphon which receives water Read more…

Iron Mines

In 1774 on the slopes of Mont Meta rock material rich in iron oxide was found and in 1852 King Ferdinand II of Bourbon began exploratory mining. A large amount of limonite (hydrated iron oxide) and bauxite were found and a mining operation was started. Men and women brought the Read more…

Devil’s Cave

The famous “Devil’s Cave” is located right beneath the walls of the castle and it gave birth to many legends. It led from the castle to the outside so that the King or Castellano could flee in case of seizure of the castle. In the bottom of the cave there Read more…

Valle St. Angelo and cave

Near a cave dedicated to the memory of the apparition of Saint Michael the Archangel on Mount Gargano in Apulia a church was built that subsequently collapsed several times, as described in a 1094 document. Until recently, pregnant women came up to this cave to implore the saint for plenty Read more…