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Frosinone
Frosinone
(Italian pronunciation: [frosiˈnoːne] ( listen)) is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, the administrative seat of the province of Frosinone.[1] It is located about 75 kilometres (47 mi) south-east of Rome
Rome
close to the Rome-Naples A1 Motorway. The city is the main city of the Valle Latina
Valle Latina
("Latin Valley"), an Italian geographical and historical region that extends from south of Rome
Rome
to Cassino[2].

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Sister towns 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The first traces of human presence around modern Frosinone
Frosinone
date from the lower Paleolithic
Paleolithic
(around 250,000 years ago). The earliest settlements in the area are from around 4,000 years ago, including late Bronze Age
Bronze Age
remains in what is now the upper part of the city (12th-10th century BC) and 7th-6th century BC sepoltures. 21 tombs from a Volscan
Volscan
necropolis were found in the Frosinone
Frosinone
centre. Frusino (as it is called in ancient Latin sources) was part of the Hernici
Hernici
but its inhabitants were mostly Volscans. In 306 BC, the city took part in the Hernic League against Rome; defeated and sacked, it lost much of its territories to the nearby Ferentino. Later, during the Second Punic War, it was devastated by Hannibal's armies, to which it has refused to surrender.[3] The Roman writer Cicero
Cicero
had a villa in Frusino. The city obtained the citizenship rights and became a colony in Roman imperial times, when part of its lands were assigned to Roman legionaries. Frosinone
Frosinone
was the birthplace of two early Christian popes, Hormisdas and his son Silverius (6th century AD), who are now its patron saints. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Frosinone
Frosinone
was destroyed several times by foreign invaders; in the early Middle Ages it was an agricultural center, usually of Papal allegiance. After escaping the dominance of the nearby commune of Anagni, in the early 14th century it fell under Alatri. In 1350, it was damaged by an earthquake. After the Sack of Rome
Rome
(1527), Frosinone
Frosinone
was also ravaged by German, Florentine and French troops and again, in 1556, by Spanish troops fighting against Pope Paul IV. The following year it became the official seat of the papal governor of the province of Campagna and Marittima. Frosinone
Frosinone
steadily expanded its population in modern times, passing from around 2,000 people in the mid-17th century to the over 10,000 it had at the Unification of Italy
Italy
(late 19th century). In 1863, it was connected to the national railway network. In 1927, the Fascist government made it the capital of a new province, created with territories from the provinces of Caserta and Rome. In 1943-1944, during the Allied invasion of southern occupied Italy
Italy
in World War II, it was bombed 56 times by Anglo-American planes; the first Allied troops entered Frosinone
Frosinone
on 31 May 1944. After the war, as the city was rebuilt in more modern lines, Frosinone lost its traditional agricultural role in favour of industry and, above all, tertiary (commercial) activities. In 1962, it was reached by the A1 Rome-Naples motorway. Geography[edit] Frosinone
Frosinone
is on a hill overlooking the valley of the Sacco River, and is surrounded by the Ernici and Lepini mountain ranges. East of Frosinone
Frosinone
lies an early gothic Cistercian
Cistercian
cloister. Sister towns[edit]

Elmwood Park, United States Tecumseh, Canada Nocera Umbra, Italy Ponza, Italy

See also[edit]

Frosinone
Frosinone
Calcio

References[edit]

^ Provincia di Frosinone
Frosinone
(FR) - Italia: Informazioni ^ Giuseppe Ponzi, Osservazioni geologiche fatte lungo la Valle Latina, Roma, 1849 ^ Reported by Silius Italicus, VIII, 398

External links[edit] Media related to Frosinone
Frosinone
at Wikimedia Commons

 "Frosinone". Encyclopædia Britannica. 11 (11th ed.). 1911.  Official website

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Lazio
Lazio
· Comuni of the Province of Frosinone

Acquafondata Acuto Alatri Alvito Amaseno Anagni Aquino Arce Arnara Arpino Atina Ausonia Belmonte Castello Boville Ernica Broccostella Campoli Appennino Casalattico Casalvieri Cassino Castelliri Castelnuovo Parano Castro dei Volsci Castrocielo Ceccano Ceprano Cervaro Colfelice Colle San Magno Collepardo Coreno Ausonio Esperia Falvaterra Ferentino Filettino Fiuggi Fontana Liri Fontechiari Frosinone Fumone Gallinaro Giuliano di Roma Guarcino Isola del Liri Monte San Giovanni Campano Morolo Paliano Pastena Patrica Pescosolido Picinisco Pico Piedimonte San Germano Piglio Pignataro Interamna Pofi Pontecorvo Posta Fibreno Ripi Rocca d'Arce Roccasecca San Biagio Saracinisco San Donato Val di Comino San Giorgio a Liri San Giovanni Incarico San Vittore del Lazio Sant'Ambrogio sul Garigliano Sant'Andrea del Garigliano Sant'Apollinare Sant'Elia Fiumerapido Santopadre Serrone Settefrati Sgurgola Sora Strangolagalli Supino Terelle Torre Cajetani Torrice Trevi nel Lazio Trivigliano Vallecorsa Vallemaio Vallerotonda Veroli Vicalvi Vico nel Lazio Villa Latina Villa Santa Lucia Villa Santo Stefano Viticuso

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 145852

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