A full guide to Val Comino is available with our Concierge and we hope soon to be able to provide this on the Apple Computers in each suite.
The following is only a brief sample of ways of spending your time in this historic place.
What to see in Picinisco:
- Enjoy a walk around the Old Town – the medieval streets following the routes laid out 1,000 years ago. Most of the buildings were constructed in the 18th and 19th Centuries, although a few are more modern. Nearly all are occupied although most as second homes for the owners, who work in the cities or abroad;
- Church of San Lorenzo, built in 1305 but repeatedly enlarged and restored; of great interest is the 11th century belltower, which maybe was a military sighting tower;
- The castle in Picinisco has four towers, the oldest called Torretta goes back to the 11th century and was revealed during the Allies’ 1944 bombing, since another larger tower was built in the 15th century around it;
- Church of San Rocco, from the 1800’sto be found in Piazza Ernesto Capocci;
- Church of Santa Maria, part of which certainly existed in the 11th Century, built on Roman foundations, and inside frescos from the XIV century;
- The Roman Bridge, near the pathway “Ponte Le Branche”;
- The Famous springs of Fonte Scopella, fonte degli Schiavoni and fonte di Santa Maria;
- The mountain hamlets of Fontitune, Valleporcina, Casale, Liscia and those which have developed around churches -San Gennaro, San Giuseppe, Le Serre, San Pietro and Colleposta.
Natural Beauty Spots:
- Prato di Mezzo.
- See Cheese and Ricotta being made in a traditional fashion;
- Visit an Olive Mill, a Vineyard – there are various to visit in the vicinity;
- Visit Shepherds working.
Places of interest to be found nearby:
- in Atina, the Palazzo Comunale, the Archaelogical Museum and Palazzo Visocchi, among others;
- in Alvito the Palazzo Ducale and 17th-century Churches of Santa Teresa and San Simeone;
- in Campoli Appennino the Medieval tower of the 11th century;
- in San Biagio Saracinisco the Church of San Biagio (12th century);
- in San Donato Val di Comino the old town, the 17th-century Church of Santa Maria and San Marcello, the 8th century Sanctuary of San Donato;
- in Settefrati the Church of Santo Stefano (10th century), the Church of Madonna delle Grazie (17th century), as well as Roman ruins;
- in Vallerotonda the 14th-century church of Santa Maria Assunta.
But spend some time in each of the comune in Val Comino as each has something to offer.