The ideal starting point for exploring the Ciociaria is its main town, Frosinone. Situated in a panoramic position on a hill, the city is characterized by an ancient part and a modern part, located below. The old town is Piazzale Vittorio Veneto where you can visit the cathedral, dedicated to St. Mary of the Assumption, of Romanesque foundation and rebuilt in later times. Among the religious buildings you can admire also the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snow with a beautiful fountain in front of the eighteenth century; the Abbey Church of St. Benedict, in the late Baroque style and the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, dating back to the sixteenth century. As for the civil architecture we mention the building Tiravanti Peter, one of the city’s most impressive, and the Government Palace, seat of the prefecture, which preserves furniture from the Palace of Caserta; while, the Palace of the Province, is worth visiting for its neoclassical style and houses the works by Renato Guttuso and a famous dancer, (the bronze statue Art Nouveau) of Amleto Cataldi. In the rest of the province deserve a visit the city of Anagni, with its splendid Romanesque cathedral, the Palace of the Popes, Boniface VIII, the Historical Museum Bonifaciano, Ferentino, with the Romanesque Cathedral and the remains of the market and the Roman theater; Alatri, surrounded by polygonal walls and the Acropolis on the top of the hill; Veroli, with the Abbey of Casamari immersed in an enchanting place and Fiuggi, one of the largest spas in Europe. Finally, we recommend a visit to one of the best known monasteries in Christendom, the Abbey of Montecassino, founded in the sixth century by St. Benedict.