Itri in South Lazio Italy
Itri is situated approximately midway between Rome and Naples, in the province of Latina. It is located a few kilometres inland from the seaside town of Sperlonga and close to the nearby towns of Fondi, Formia and Gaeta. Itri picturesquely sits in a valley amongst the foothills of the Aurunci Mountains. which take their name from the Aurunci tribe of people who inhabited this area back in the mists of time. The town today is divided into three sections, the upper historic medieval town, the settlement along the ancient Roman Appian Way, and the lower sprawling more contemporary area. Itri is well known for the cultivation of olives and for the production of a fine olive oil.
Places To Visit
There are many interesting and historic places to visit within Itri. These include the historic centre of hilltop town and its castle, the route along the Appian Way, numerous churches, the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Civita and the Museum of Fra Diavolo and Brigandage. You can also explore the local countryside and the trails of the Natural Park of the Aurunci Mountains.
Feast Days and Festivals
During the year Itri holds numerous feast days and festivals. During the month of July Itri celebrates the Feast of the Madonna della Civita, the patron of the town. In March Itri hosts the Bonfires of San Giuseppe which coincides with Fathers Day in Italy. Then on the feast of Corpus Domini there is the colourful Infiorata or Flower Festival throughout the town. Also there is the Olive Festival known as the Festa dell’Oliva Itrana.
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