The Valle di Comino is a circular valley of 244 square km, mostly surrounded by mountains. It is located in the province of Frosinone in central Italy and runs form Gaeta to Sora, right next to the Abruzzo region. The territory has a unique food production: the “Cannellino” bean and Cabernet whine of Atina, the “Pecorino” cheese of Picinisco, the truffle of Campoli Appennino, the sausage of the Valley and the “torrone” of Alvito. The name of the valley can be traced to ancient Cominium, whose destruction during the third Samnite War in 293 BC was narrated by the historians Livio Tito and Dionigi di Alicarnasso.
This is not the only historical reference of the valley, which still has countless archaeological evidences from prehistoric times to the Roman: the Roman bridge of Casalattico, the temple of Mefite at Casalvieri, the polygonal walls of Vicalvi and San Fedele at San Donato, the epigraphs of Santa Maria del Campo in Alvito. Let alone Atina, a city that figure even in the Eneide of Virgilio, and founded (according to the legend) by Saturn and that still preserves evidences of sculptures, inscriptions of the Roman period. The Comino Valley in recent years has aroused the interest of many tourists, attracted by the natural beauty of the land and the chance to immerse themselves in experiences close to nature, such as hiking in the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. In the area it’s also spread the religious pilgrimage, to Canneto and Gallinaro, a small village of just 1,200 souls, which has developed a real cult of the Baby Jesus after the apparition to the visionary Giuseppina Norcia in 1946.
The valley is also a tourist destination for those who love another kind of tourism, slow and experiential and attached to traditions, a tourism of folklore reflected by visits to the places of banditry, shops of traditional instruments such as bagpipes, the fairs and festivals that during summer animate the small villages of the valley.