Agostini Palace

This is an eighteenth-century building in the center of Fontechiari that Don Giovanni Antonio D’Agostino, “physical surgeon” of Casalvieri, in 1743 received as the gift of Rosa Anna Simeone, twenty years younger. Together they gave birth to the Agostini family. The palace is made up of large frescoed vaulted salons, Read more…

Napoleonic Cemetery

The cemetery is a circular two-story building and looks like a small fort. Inside there are common trench graves while on the circumference the chapels of the families. The structure is circular as it is inspired by similar constructions made in Paris and Verona, which were subsequently incorporated into refurbishments.

Medieval Walls

The town wall dates back to before the year 1000 and is equipped with 12 towers, some of which are embedded in the buildings while others are visible and in good condition. In a document of 937, Fontechiari was called “curtis in castello quo dicitur Sclavi”, that is, a fortified Read more…

Boncompagni Tower

The 25 meter high tower has a quadrangular base and a tapered plan. It ends with 48 stone brackets that gave solidity to the building and served for fl inging stones from above and create a ‘machin-gun’ effect on besiegers. An impressive stone staircase leads to the fi rst fl Read more…

Fontechiari by Ferdinando Potenti

Guide of Fontechiari

Fontechiari is an old village of farmers at the entrance to Valle di Comino, a few steps from Lake Fibreno and the Abruzzo National Park, which in its architecture and rural landscape tells its story. A history of hard work, rebellion, brigandage and emigration like many other Ciociarian towns. The Read more…

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