As the capital of the Ciociaria area, Frosinone offers visitors a blend of historic significance, provincial charm and stunning natural beauty. The city is surrounded by rolling green countryside, with rural villages, ancient ruins and medieval abbeys dotted throughout. Most choose to shack up in the city walls, and day trip to nearby attractions.
Thanks to its hills and highlands, Frosinone is an eternally popular destination with hikers, nature lovers and holidaymakers in search of rest and relaxation. Pine and chestnut forests grow wild, with lakes, waterfalls and rivers making Frosinone a picturesque place to explore. After a long day in the wilderness the region’s thermal spas are a fantastic place to unwind, and soak up the therapeutic properties that have been coveted since the 10th century. In fact, the spas are so illustrious that Pope Boniface VIII and Michelangelo Buonarroti were regular bathers.
Located 75 kilometres south-east of Rome, Frosinone is easily accessible via the Rome-Naples A1 Motorway. It’s a one-hour drive from the city centre, or a two-hour journey on public transport. By far, using a car is the easiest and most flexible way to explore Frosinone, and surrounding area.
An ancient settlement, the first traces of human activity in Frosinone date back to the Paleolithic period, around 250,000 years ago. Over the centuries, Frosinone has been ravaged and rebuilt multiple times. While it was heavily bombed by Anglo-American planes in WWII, the city managed to retain much of its medieval persona.