SUBIACO. A picturesque town, it is famous for its two ancient Benedictine monasteries of St. Benedict (or Sacro Specc) and Santa Scholastica, a great monumental complex (11°-12° cents.) with a magnificent Romanesque cloister. In each there are frescoes and paintings; those in the two superimposed churches of St Benedict are important.
Returning for a stretch along the same road, we return to the crossroads and turn left over the heights of Arcinazzo to FIUGGI at 26 kin. (16 1/4 mi.) from Subiaco. Here in this famous spa, we can spend the night. On the morning of the sixth day we leave Fiuggi, for the medieval city of ANAGNI (19 km. - 13 mi.) with a fine Romanesque Cathedral with a severe interior decorated with Byzantine frescoes and an important crypt, a Palazzo Comunale in Lombard style and fine medievale buildings.
We now go down on to the Casilma State Highway and after 10 km. (6 1/4 mi.) reach FERENTINO in a fine panoramic position, with massive megalithic walls, Romanesque Cathedral and the Cistercian Gothic church of Santa Maria Maggiore. We pass below FROSINONE without going into it as it no important antiquities and reach ALATRI after 14 kin. (8 3/4 mi.). This has an interesting medieveal quarter, the beautiful church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Gothic with bell-tower, and San Francesco with 14° century frescoed facade. There is a fine view from Alatri and turning left at the next junction (after 6 km. - 3 3/4 mi.) we arrive at the
ABBEY OF CASAMARI an important Cistercian foundation of 1095, and added to in succeeding centuries. Isola del Liri is a picturesque town with a waterfall and an ancient Castle. From here we reach Arce (16 kin. - 10 mi.) and after another 6 km. (3 3/4 mi.) Ceprano to enter the Autostrada del Sole, which we take in the Naples direction. After 17 km. (101/2 mi.) we see AQUINO. birthplace of St Thomas Aquinas, on the left. Another 10 kin. 6 1/4 mi) and we see the mighty outline of the ABBEY OF MONTECASSINO.