ALATRI E L'OLIO_2The ancient Alatrium located north of Frosinone, on the slopes of the mountains Ernici. Founded probably in sec. VI. C., the remains of an impressive city wall built by the Romans with massive polygonal blocks of stone, to keep the Acropolis or Civita (IV century BC.).
Of the five doors, remain the Major and the Minor, covered by monolithic architraves. The cathedral, which is located in the acropolis, is the result of rearrangements of a medieval church, a time when the area became a refuge for the population. Other medieval remains are most evident in the layout of the town and in some buildings, including the church of S. Maria Maggiore, from the Romanesque-Gothic facade, which houses the Madonna of Constantinople, precious wooden group of buckets. XII-XIII. In this locality, are of great quality local olive oils: in 2006, the oil Quattrociocchi Frantoio Quattrociocchi Amerigo Alatri won the eleventh edition of Biol Andria with a score of 82.60 out of 100 is the result best of 2006 among more than 250 oils in the race, earning the title of Best organic olive oil in the world.
Other medieval remains are most evident in the layout of the town and in some buildings, including the church of S. Maria Maggiore, from the Romanesque-Gothic facade, which houses the Madonna of Constantinople, precious wooden group of buckets. XII-XIII.
In this locality, are of great quality local olive oils: in 2006, the oil Quattrociocchi Frantoio Quattrociocchi Amerigo Alatri won the eleventh edition of Biol Andria with a score of 82.60 out of 100 is the result best of 2006 among more than 250 oils in the race, earning the title of Best organic olive oil in the world.