The Ciociaria area has much to offer visitors and can boast a pleasant climate both in summer and winter.
Nature plays an important role, with many valleys and high mountains set in the area's numerous nature reserves and parks, such as the Simbruini Mountain Regional Park, the Aurunci Mountain Regional Park, the Abruzzo Lazio Molise National Park, the Lake Canterno Regional Reserve, and the Regional Reserve of the ancient cities of Fregellae and Frabateria.
There are also towns and historic villages of rare beauty, including Alatri with its famous Cyclopean walls still intact. The whole area is a wealth of historical monuments, and each village has something different and wonderful to see. The Hotel Astor Frosinone is also within easy reach of the new Rainbow Magicland theme park in Valmontone.
The fine local cuisine includes authentic traditional specialities, both sweet and savoury, often associated with local festivals and shows in the square.
Casamari Abbey, located in the district of the same name near Veroli, in the province of Frosinone, is an important historical, cultural and spiritual centre of the Lazio region. This religious monument can be admired from Via Mària, the provincial road connecting Frosinone and Sora.
Anagni is known as the "City of the Popes", being the birthplace of four Popes (Innocent III, Alexander IV, Gregory IX and Boniface VIII) and, for a long time, the papal residence and headquarters. The name of Anagni is linked, in particular, to the life of Pope Boniface VIII and the episode known as the Outrage of Anagni. The medieval centre consists of elegant and austere buildings, Romanesque churches, steeples, loggias and piazzas of sober and essential architecture. Of special interest are the 13th-century palace of Boniface VIII, the town hall, the Barnekow house and the numerous churches, not least the Cathedral with its beautiful crypt whose frescoes are one of the most interesting pictorial cycles of 13th-century Italy. Today, Anagni has established itself as a commercial centre and, with more than 500 companies, the largest industrial centre in Southern Lazio and one of the most important in Central Italy.
Trisulti Charterhouse is situated at the foot of Mount Rotonaria, in the municipality of Collepardo. It was built by St. Dominic of Foligno who founded a monastic complex around the year 1000 of which, unfortunately, only a few abandoned ruins now remain. It was only after the presence of the Benedictines, and through the work of Pope Innocent III, that the abbey passed to the Carthusian order who began construction of a new monastery better suited to the current lifestyle and in keeping with the architecture of the contemporary settlement. The Charterhouse remains, in any case, among the most ancient and best-known of its kind. The arrangement of its rooms is true to the distinctive style associated with buildings of this type, partly owing to the strict practices of the monks. Indeed, the church, chapter house, refectory, pharmacy and monks' habitations are positioned along a courtyard surrounded by a portico. Of particular interest are the Church of St. Bartholomew, with its frescoes and decorations, and the ancient pharmacy where the monks used to work herbs and spices gathered on the surrounding mountains to extract their essences and aromas, still carefully conserved today inside the medicines in the showcases.
Fiuggi is one of Europe's most notable spa towns, boasting a modern thermal spa nestling in green chestnut woods. Fiuggi spring water is ideal for treating kidney stones and preventing their recurrence. The most effective way to gain the health benefits is to drink it straight from the springs at the Bonifacio VIII and Anticolana spas. In order to undergo spring water treatment, all you need is a prescription from your GP, written on a National Health Service prescription pad. This municipal area is also home to Lake Canterno.
Parco MagicLand in Valmontone is a new theme park rivalling the top theme parks in Italy. It is a theme park designed for the whole family with over 30 attractions of various kinds. Next to the park is the Valmontone Outlet Fashion District with its 170 shops offering a full range of styles and fashions at prices discounted by up to 70%.