Border of Pontifical State

Near Vico del Lazio the border between the Pontifical State and the Kingdom of the two Sicilies crosses and on the paths and in the fields there are 11 boundary markers. Many of these markers were put there in 1851 during a ‘war’ among the shepherds who argued for the best fields for their animals.

Town Walls

Vico nel Lazio, perched at 721 meters high on a limestone relief covered with olive trees at the foot of Mount Monna, is a rare and typical example of a medieval village in southern Lazio. A cobblestoned street that crosses into an exclusive labyrinth with appealing portals with stone jambs and lintels and a mighty … Continued

Historical Centre

The village was born on a small hill and preserves all its characteristic beauty as it looks like a traditional medieval centre surrounded by walls and towers. Access to the town is still via the gates and the presence of cars is virtually non-existent. Inside the walls are also the two main churches, Santa Maria … Continued

Governor’s Palace

The palace dates back to 1150 and was built by a person of wealth because it had an Altana, a viewing tower that denoted a ‘high-grade’ family. The building incorporates a particular triangular tower with an eccentric sharp angle. It is surely one of the most important buildings as a witness of the past of … Continued

Vico nel Lazio- Caserma by Luciano d'Abbruzzi

Barracks of the Papal Police

The building is located next to Porta Monte and was integrated with the walls. Guardiola (Barracks) was an element constructed with the intent to protect and make the conquest of the access door to the castrum more difficult. The outcome is a rectangular plan with a gabled roof.  

Vico nel Lazio-Fontana Vecchia by Claudia Bettiol

Fontana Vecchia (Old Fountain)

The fountain near the church of San Michele dates back to 1889 and is the work of Gaetano Zaccardi of Frosinone. It was built over a former ‘bottino’, a Roman cistern that brought water to the village and that was part of the ancient Roman aqueduct connecting Guarcino and Alatri.  

Vico nel Lazio- Antico Frantoio- D'Abbruzzo

Oil crushers

At Vico there are at least two mills dating back to the Middle Ages. They still retain the original equipment and are connected to a grinder that was rotated using animals.  

Roman Aqueduct and Fountain

This fountain outside the wall was built with a former Roman cistern that was part of the aqueduct connecting Guarcino with Alatri, connecting the springs in the Ernici mountains with the downstream river. During the Middle Ages it was restored around the XI century and was donated by the Trisulti Carthusian monks to the population of … Continued