In the middle of the Comino Valley, hugging the slopes of Morrone Mount and surrounded by a superb panoramic vista, rests the small town of Alvito, known in ancient times as Albetum. A Benedectine possession by the 10th century, it became an earldom with the Count of Aquino and a duchy under the Gallio's family. An imposing fortress overlooks Alvito and the Medieval hamlet, bound to its castle and its four huge round towers by a belt of walls. The fertile Comino Valley spreads down below. Agriculture is still the major economic resource of the town. Alvito conserves an old town rich with historic buildings and significant artistic monuments. Amongst these, there are beautiful palaces, such as Castrucci’s, Sipari’s, Ferrante’s, Panicali’s and above all the Palazzo ducale (Duchy’s Palace). Amongst the churches, S.Simeone (18th cent.) is noteworthy for its rich wooden ceiling and, kept in the sacristy, a painting of the Crucifixion, probably executed by Giuseppe Cesari (il Cavalier d'Arpino). But there are many other beautiful churches in Alvito.The town of Alvito can rightly be defined the cultural capital of the valley. It hosts every year the Book Prize “Val di Comino”, which has by now reached its 12th edition, together with the International meetings of poetry.Finally, a visit to the ghost town, Villaggio Cortignale, completely uninhabited for over 400 years, is highly recommended . 
{mosimage} Mayor : Duilio Martini
{mosimage} Town hall: tel. 0776510101
{mosimage} Poupulation: 3032 ca
{mosimage} Altitude: 740m m
{mosimage} Distance from Frosinone
45 km
{mosimage} Police: tel. 0776510113
{mosimage} Traffic Police
tel. 0776510101
{mosimage} Tourist office tel. 0776510101
{mosimage} Patron Saint: S. Valerio
{mosimage} market day: Sabato
{mosimage} Zip Code 03041
{mosimage} City  Hospital
tel. 118
• Festa di S. Valerio
  (sabato precedente la Pentecoste)
• Agosto alvitano
• Premio letterario "Valle di Comino"
  (I domenica di ottobre)
• Natale alvitano.
• Museo naturale Corso Gallio, 23
  Tel. 0776513032- orario: tutti i giorni 9-13 / 15-18
What to see
• Chiesa di S. Teresa 
• Chiesa di S. Maria 
• Chiesa di S. Rocco 
Chiesa di S. Simeone 
• Convento di S. Nicola 
Palazzo Ducale 
• Teatro comunale 
• Cinta muraria e porte d'accesso 
• Fontane antiche 
• Castello dei Conti di Aquino 
• Fossa Maiura (fenomeno carsico).
Famous People
• Antonio Fazio (Governatore Banca d' Italia)
• Mario Equicola (umanista XV sec.)
• Antonio Marini (magistrato)
• Aniceto Ferrante (Vescovo)
Special Dish
• Fiera di S. Anna (26 luglio)
• Fiera di S. Rocco (16 agosto)
• Fiera dell'Immacolata (8 dicembre)
Where to eat and sleep
How to get there
By train: Train Roma-Napoli via Cassino to Roccasecca. Train Roccasecca-Avezzano to Sora. Bus CO.TRA.L. for Alvito.
By Motorway:  From Rome: A1(Milano-Napoli) exit Frosinone. S.S. "dei Monti Lepini" towards Sora. Superstrada (Highways) Frosinone-Sora - exit Sora. Superstrada (Highways) Sora-Cassino way in Broccostella - exit Vicalvi. S.S."della Vandra" towards Atina, cross-roads to Alvito. From Naples: A1(Napoli-Milano) exit Cassino. Superstrada (Highway) Cassino-Sora towards Sora - exit Casalvieri. S.S."della Vandra" towards Sora, crossroads to Alvito..

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