Frosinone is a province located in the region of Lazio located south-east of the province of Rome.
The capital city of the province, also called Frosinone, is found on a hill above the Cosa River. In the 5th century B.C. Frosinone belonged to the ancient Italic people, the Volsci, until it became a part of the Roman Empire where ancient Roman remains can still be seen today in ruins of an ancient wall and amphitheatre.
During WW II, the town was gravely damaged and rebuilt in a more modern setting.
Frosinone is situated in the Ciociaria area, an area of Lazio whose principal economy is due to agricultural activity.
This area is panoramic with a natural beauty that includes mountains, woods, valleys, lakes and the sea. Legend tells that the name "Ciociaria" could derive from leather footwear called "ciocia", once worn by the shepherds.
Monuments that can be visited here are the ruins of the Roman Amphitheater, the municipal museum of Archeology, the Government Palace, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.
Frosinone has its chare of fun events too like the Gonfalone celebrated in August, when sporting contests and games between the neighborhood rivalries take place and gastronomic stands are present for food and drink. Fall events include a national photography contest In September and a national painting contest in October. In December, the women's regional chess championship is held.
On the nearby Lake of Posta Fibreno, an interesting site to see is the very small island of roots and dirt which moved with the wind. Of course, this island is not suitable for living except maybe if you're a sheep.
The food from the area boasts a great bean and onion soup, or chicken with olives. If you're visiting Frosinone make sure to purchase a souvenir in straw, ceramic or wrought iron from one of the talented artists that live there.
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