Alvito, Lazio

Alvito is a town and comune in central Italy, in the province of Frosinone, south of Rome in the Lazio region. Its territory is included in the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park.

Alvito
Comune di Alvito
Panorama of Alvito
Panorama of Alvito
Coat of arms of Alvito
Coat of arms
Location of Alvito
Alvito is located in Italy
Alvito
Alvito
Location of Alvito in Italy
Alvito is located in Lazio
Alvito
Alvito
Alvito (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°41′N 13°44′E / 41.683°N 13.733°E / 41.683; 13.733
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceFrosinone (FR)
FrazioniSant'Onofrio
Government
 • MayorDuilio Martini (since May 2006)
Area
 • Total52 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation
475 m (1,558 ft)
Population
 (28 February 2015)[2]
 • Total2,733
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Alvitani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
03041
Dialing code0776
Patron saintSt. Valerius Martyr
Saint dayFirst Tuesday after Pentecost
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Alvito was called in antiquity "Albetum", and was later a possession of the Counts of Aquino and the Cantelmo family.

Alvito was the seat of a Duchy, created in 1454, on the boundary of the Kingdom of Naples (later, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies). Alvito, together with Sora, remained faithful to the Angevine line during the conquest of Alfonso V of Aragon, being conquered by the Aragonese only in 1496. Later it was a possession of the Gallio family.

Main sightsEdit

The village is articulated in three district urban nuclei that include: il Castello (fortress), il Peschio, La Valle, contained in long town-walls still well preserved here and there.

The Palazzo Ducale (or Palazzo Gallio, Ducal Palace), built in Renaissance style by Tolomeo Gallio in the late 16th-early 17th centuries, is located on the main road of La Valle Suburb, constituting the true nucleus of the present village. On the same road are other important buildings (Palazzo Sipari, Palazzo Graziani) of the 19th century. A little bit forward, on the left hand, a short small road goes uphill to the Church of S. Teresa, in a baroque style, with a high portal.

The main parish church, San Simeone (16th century), is located in La Valle near the Palazzo Sipari. The church has a Romanesque bell tower and an 18th-century interior. From the church, passing through a Gothic gate, is a stairway leading to the deconsecrated monastery of San Nicolas, a former Franciscan institution. The monastery was nearly destroyed by the earthquake in 1915, restored in 1934: it has maintained the chorus and the inlaid cupboards of the 18th century, ordered by Pope Clement XIV.

PeopleEdit

Alvito is the place of birth of:

Twin townsEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.