Befanata Laterese

It is one of the few celebrations in northern Lazio of a Tuscan folk custom that takes place during the Epiphany. On the evening of January 5, a special group of musicians composed of the Befana, the Befano (the Count of Buon’Umor) and the town crier who reads a formula Read more…

Museum of the Earth

The museum is in a former Cistercian manor house, in the oldest part of the town, and shows some finds of the civilization of the town from the collection of Louis Poscia from 1972 to 1998. The museum is divided into three sections: exhibition area, documentary and didactic area.  

Church of San Rocco

The church was built around 1400 based on a promise made during the plague and was dedicated to St. Rocco, the patron saint of plague victims. The small church has a unique marble altar-piece, with a fine fresco of the Saint with the wound on his leg, and the little Read more…

Church of St. Joseph

The church is located in the heart of the village and is a small religious building in masonry similar to the surrounding houses dating back to the thirteenth century. Every year Latera celebrates a miracle that happened in this church where a painting of the Madonna opened her eyes in Read more…

Church of San Clemente

The Romanesque church was one of the first and was the only baptismal site in the area. This first building is the old Romanesque façade and a Gothic arch incorporated in the Palazzo Farnese. The present church dates back to 1598 from the efforts of the Dukes and Mario Ferrante Read more…

Bridge Fountain

It is also called Fontana Ducale, and was built in 1648 by Duke Pietro Farnese. It is an octagonal pool in stone, with a central pyramid-shaped support which supports a basin from which the water comes. On the eight sides of the pool are drawn emblems and an inscription in Read more…

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