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Amaseno

Amaseno


Amaseno

Amaseno Amaseno has the fortune of possessing lots of art treasures and a history rich in religious, medieval and civil memories it is worth to know about. The first person to write about Amaseno's history and to bring into light its important monuments was Giuseppe Tomassetti, well known Roman archaeologist and historian. Amaseno is in the Lazio region, 110 Km south of Rome, and it is situated precisely on the upper valley of its river also called Amaseno. It is surrounded, in an amphitheatre-look alike, by the Lepini and Ausoni mountains with their highest peak, Monte delle Fate, reaching 1090 meters. Amaseno's territory is one of the widest in the Frosinone province 77 square km. Nearby cities are Villa S. Stefano, Castro dei Volsci, Vallecorsa, Monte S. Biagio, Sonnino, Roccasecca dei Volsci and Prossedi. There are over 4.000 inhabitants in Amaseno, mostly farmers living in the countryside. The vegetation is typical of the Mediterranean climate, ranging from sage, holm oak, oak and olive trees. The main products are cereals, olive oil, pulses, vegetables, tobacco, wood and animals. There are 36 water springs counted so far in Amaseno, the biggest one being Capo d'acqua. Experts from the Universita' di Roma have analysed the water and stated that it is very good to drink, it's pure, light, helps digestion and so it is good for your well-being. Research shows that there is no proof that Amaseno is of Roman origin. Furthermore, it's position is not one of a safe and strategic place typical in Roman time. Bertarelli and other historians back the idea that Amaseno was set up in eight hundred AD in the surroundings of a monk's abbey, typical of other medieval cities.

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"Ciocia", held on by thongs laced round the leg used some years ago by the native inhabitants of this area. The "Ciocie" belong to the typical ciociaro costume, one of the most beautiful in Lazio. The woman costume was particularly garish. It consists of: a flated pleated red skirt, a multicolour apron "sinale", a black satin corset, a white blouse, a shawl, a headgear, a pair of white cotton stockings, "ciocie", coral earrings and a big coral necklace. The cloth for the costume was hand-spun by native people.

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POPULAR SONGS They consist of: nonsense rhyme, rigmaroles, and "stornello".

St. Maria's church in Amaseno XII century National Monuments The building, all made with local limestone squared and chiselworked, looks imposing and austere, typical of a Gothic-primitive style. The church is of basilica-like shape. The interior has three naves which are divided by eight rectangular pilasters, the last four of them reinforced by leaning pillars. The capitals are adorned with leaves, pointed arches and cross vaults. The church of S. Maria is therefore to be considered the first national monument of that primitive ogival architecture introduced in Italy by French Cistercians.

Traditions and Folklore Besides the Sunday open air market there are two big fairs during the year : the first one is St.Lorenzo's fair (10th August) ; the other one is St. Anna's fair (the Monday following the second Sunday of October). In these fairs you can find all sort of products: agrarian, handicraft, livestock, clothing and so on.

Ciociaro Costume When we say "Ciociaria" we usually mean the north and the central region of Frosinone. The name derives from a particular kind of sandal -4-


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Vallefratta (8,4 Km).. Amaseno's territory is one of the widest in the Frosinone province 77 square km. Nearby cities are Villa S. Stefano, Castro dei Volsci, Vallecorsa, Monte S. Biagio, Sonnino, Roccasecca dei Volsci and Prossedi. There are over 4.000 inhabitants in Amaseno, mostly farmers living in the countryside.

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Local non touristic village with 4000 people and home of over 18000 buffalos , rich in mozzarella cheese products . You will see how the mozzarella cheese is made in a local dairy farm, see buffalos out in the field and taste the local products during the Sunday market . Explore this charming village tasting the hand cut prosciutto , local pastries and visit the alleys of this town. Visit the church of St. Mary ,It is found on the wall of the castle nearby the main entrance, called precisely <<porta di S. Maria>>. The building, all made with local limestone squared and chisel worked, looks imposing and austere, typical of a Gothic-primitive style. Its building took place between the year 1165, in which the village was burned by imperial soldiers, and the year 1177, when in September 8th the church was solemnly consecrated by three bishops and dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Inside this church you will see the alter where the blood of St. Lawrence is stored , each year on the day of St. Lawrence , August 10 th a miracle occurs , the blood liquefies and the day after it turns back into solid. Lunch in a countryhome below the mountain in an olive orchard . Amaseno is in the Lazio region, 110 Km south of Rome, and it is situated precisely on the upper valley of its river also called Amaseno. It is surrounded, in an amphitheatre-look alike, by the Lepini and Ausoni mountains with their highest peak, Monte delle Fate, reaching 1090 meters. You can get access to the city from the motorway in two directions: from Pianura Pontina, going through Priverno (17 Km), and from Castro dei Volsci going trough -6-


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