A drive up to one of our local hill towns is always a pleasure and the nearest is one of the most fortified in the south of Rome region of Lazio in the Ciociaria province. It has three rows of surrounding walls and eighteen towers. The settlement dates back to pre-Roman times and within the narrow streets there are buildings from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque historical periods. At the moment some of the buildings are shrouded in scaffolding and protective sheeting and it looks as if a lot of conservation work is taking place.
High up, the road runs around the outer town walls.
There's a walkway with seating on the left
and a sheer drop into the valley below.
One of the entrance gates
The main entrance gate into the town
Opposite the entrance there's a recreational area.
Views from the piazza.