The Frosinone Province in the Lazio region of Italy has been inhabited continuously by humans since prehistoric times, giving a rich history to the region. Most of the region lies in the foothills of the mountains, overlooking the Comino Valley between Rome and Naples, offering a picturesque place for families and couples to escape the city.
The Abruzzi National Park is a great place for visitors to spot local varieties of flora and fauna, including such amazing creatures as the European brown bear and wolves. While not a beach resort, visitors can spend a day on Italy’s west coast in less than an hour’s drive.
Self-catering accommodation in Frosinone Province is also an ideal base for the area’s winter skiing resorts which can also be reached in under half an hour. There are also lots of walking, hiking and cycling opportunities in the surrounding region and several operators in the Frosinone Province offer the opportunity for pony trekking in the hills and valleys.
Numerous small villages dot the hills in the Frosinone Province, many of which have their own historical and cultural peculiarities including Roman remains, churches, frescoes and convents. The rich history of civilization in the region is reflected in the architecture of the region as well as in the rich collections of art and crafts which may be seen in many of the region’s towns.
Frosinone itself has a proud history of withstanding Roman rule for many years, only finally caving in 386BC. Since then the town has followed many of the same traditions as the rest of the country in terms of style however, with several of the churches in the town offering excellent examples of classical Italian architecture. This includes the Church of Saint Benedetto and the Church of Saint Luscia.
Rome is less than an hour’s drive from Frosinone Province and is one city which everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. With such fantastic sights as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the many Piazzas and of course St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City.
Rome is also any food lover’s idea of heaven. There are endless options to sample real Italian coffee, delightful Italian chocolate and baked goods, and of course the staples of pizza and pasta cooked the authentic Italian way.
Summer is a great time to visit Frosinone Province, with temperatures reaching up to 32C in the summer. Winters remain quite mild even though Frosinone is close to some of Italy’s major ski resorts, and a holiday villa in the Frosinone Province offers a cosy base to go back to after a day on the slopes.
Ciampino Airport (CIA) receives flights from Ryanair and this is the nearest airport to Frosinone Province at around 81km from Frosinone itself. Most other flights arrive at Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicio) Airport (FCO) which is almost 120km from Frosinone.