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Ubicación y entorno
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Holiday themes - the place
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All around the house you can enjoy long and relaxing walks through wood and hill paths picking mushrooms, wild asparagi, berries and aromatic herbs according to the season, and you can reach the top of the Mount Calvilli at 1100 meters above sea level.
Another recommended excursion is the sea town of Sperlonga, which is at only 30 km away. On the way we suggest a stop at the dairy products farm “Casa Bianca”, where you can buy the best buffalo mozzarella of the whole center/south of Italy.
You cannot also miss a drive to the 2 most important abbeys in Ciociaria, Montecassino and Casamari: the trip can be done during the same day.
In order to introduce you better to the simple but rich in tradition life of the local people we are also organizing special dinners at the farmers’ houses all over the area, where you can taste the best traditional dishes of this region prepared with truly genuine products.
Within 5 km from the house there’s a riding track and Arce, at 17 km away, hosts the famous go-kart track, which is used regularly for national and international race championships.
The pretty medieval village of Falvaterra is at 15 km away, located on the top of a small hill where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Liri Valley. You cannot miss a visit to the Monastery of San Sosio and you definitely have to attend to the popular local feasts: the Sagra delle Fettuccine (hand-made pasta) and the Sagra delle Lumache (snails).
The Grotte of Pastena are the most extraordinary natural creation of the center/south of Italy, and they are just one of its many treasures. Pastena is located on a hill between two fertile alluvional valleys, and has very ancient origins – take a look at the 650 meters long town walls with its round and square towers. According to some old documents Pastena was born halfway through the year 800, when the Saracens were starting to settle in the area. The landscape is untouched and extraordinary, and the local agricultural society resists the sometimes destructive temptations of the modern times. Therefore the products are genuinely good… for those who are fond of authenticity and healthy relaxation Pastena is the ideal place: besides visiting the Grotte you can have a look at the Museum of the Farming Life – extraordinary and unique in its kind – or enjoy a lunch or a dinner with the real taste of old farming flavours, like the dairy products, the oils and the sausages that get along fabulously with the many kinds of vegetables grown locally by the farmers exactly like in the old times. Porcini mushrooms and truffles are so good that it’s difficult to find them tastier and genuine somewhere else! There are many characteristic places all around where the food is served naturally and simply: after all good food can introduce itself...
Traditions here are sacred and every feast is organized with the ways of the old times: every tourist is charmed by the devotion and the passion shown by the inhabitants of Pastena to these local traditions. You cannot miss the most important of them all: The Feast of May takes place on the 3rd of May and is also named the Feast of the Holy Cross, after the locals’ election of the Holy Cross in the Middle Ages as Patron Saint.
There are many Feasts dedicated to the farming tradition. Worth mentioning is the Feast of The Cherries, that takes place on the first Sunday in June, and that has its own very peculiar charm with the many wagons loaded with cherries driving all over the small town; the most beautiful wagon is awarded a prize and the feast, with popular songs and dances, takes place in the very square in front of the Grotte. Among all the other Feasts we would like to mention the Feast of San Sinforo, with a free distribution of sweets, the Feast of the Porcini Mushrooms and Truffles (1st of October) and the classic Feast of the Summer that takes place in August.
Pastena has a unique atmosphere, and the hospitality and the warmth of the local people are remarkable, so that every guest can feel at ease immediately and effortlessly.
CIOCIARIA: A LAND OF GREAT ABBEYS AND TRADITIONS
Many famous people, including the Pope John Paul II, have been touring for many years the countryside and the old villages in the Lazio region – Rome the capital and its fabulous attractives tend to make you forget that there is a wonderful region at your disposal.
An itinerary in the province of Frosinone leads you to the Ciociaria, a very peculiar region that owes its name to the “ciocie”, old leather-soled stringed shoes used by the farmers in the old times to go to the town markets and play the “zampogna”, musical instrument made of air-filled goatskin and straws sticked into it. The region of Ciociaria is famous not only for its treasures in sanctuaries and churches in the historical towns of Frosinone, Fiuggi, Palestrina, Anagni and Ausonia, but also for its abbeys like the ones of Casamari, Montecassino and the Certosa di Trisulti. The latter is a wonderful monastic complex that was turned into a national monument and is now in the hands of the Cistercian monks, who painstakingly care for its library, its historical pharmacy and its artistic heritage. The Certosa lies on one of the best hill top views of the Ciociaria region at 800 meters above sea level.