To visit in Rocca di Papa


Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

It is the main church of Rocca di Papa and the construction work started in 1664 on the pre-existing Chiesa del Crocifisso of the 12th century.


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Chiesa del Crocifisso

The Church was a small religious building, located a few steps away from the parish ChiesaParrocchiale dell'Assunta, and the first to be built on the stronghold in the 12th century.

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Medieval Fortress

Rising on the site of a sanctuary, which was first Latin and later Roman,the Fortress was harshly contested in the past. Today, it is a valuable archaeological site, inaugurated in 2011 after four years of excavation.

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Geophysics Museum

It is situated in apanoramic and commanding position over Rocca di Papa's historical centre.The seat of the Geodynamic Observatory, built in 1886 by the will of Michele Stefano Rossi, one of the Leaders of modern seismology, is located inside the museum.

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Santuario della Madonna del Tufo

On the exit of the town, towards Via dei Laghi, we find the Sanctuary built at the beginning of the 16th century in remembrance of a miracle that happened in Medieval times.

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The Sacred Way

In the green woods surrounding Rocca di Papa, the Via Sacra (Sacred Way) of the 7th century BC, leads to the temple of Jupiter Latiaris on Monte Cavo.

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Convento and Chiesa di Palazzolo

The Chiesa di Santa Maria di Palazzolo (Church of Santa Maria of Palazzolo) and its adjacent convent were built in Medieval times on Roman ruins along the pathway of the Sacred Way

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Pratoni del Vivaro

At the foot of Rocca di Papa, the Valley of Vivaro appearsas a large extensionof meadows, delimited on the southeast by Monte Artemisio and by Maschio delle Faete and Monte Cavo on the north.

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