Vallerotonda

Vallerotonda is a charming little town located on the south-west border of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, on the Lazio side, and takes its name from the round-shaped valley it overlooks, from the top of a hill, nestled along a ridge.

Let’s start our walk in town from the small square of Saint Rocco, taking via Roma and walking up towards the historical town centre. Along the way, you can stop and visit the Medieval Castle, now turned into a modern building owned by Rossi Brigante family, which has been recently opened to the public and where to enjoy the heritage of the old building.

At the end of your visit, leave the building from the back entrance and walk through the narrow alleys to reach the main square, Piazza Duomo, where you’ll find yourself in front of the Church of the Assumption (Chiesa dell’Assunta): the building dates back to the 12th century but was later restored in Baroque style. The church bell outside shows some sacred images and the town’s coat of arms engraved on it, while the interior is adorned with a fascinating painting by Marco Mazzaroppi, dating back to the 17th century and depicting the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Walking down the stairs located on the external right side of the church, along Via SS. Annunziata, a large pointed door marks the entrance of another church, Chiesa dell’Annunziata. Turning into via Martiri di Collelungo, you can head to Viale della Repubblica and end your walk enjoying the beautiful view from the street.

Vallerotonda - Alessandro Savone (comp)

Vallerotonda is a charming little town located on the south-west border of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, on the Lazio side, and takes its name from the round-shaped valley it overlooks, from the top of a hill, nestled along a ridge.

Let’s start our walk in town from the small square of Saint Rocco, taking via Roma and walking up towards the historical town centre. Along the way, you can stop and visit the Medieval Castle, now turned into a modern building owned by Rossi Brigante family, which has been recently opened to the public and where to enjoy the heritage of the old building.

At the end of your visit, leave the building from the back entrance and walk through the narrow alleys to reach the main square, Piazza Duomo, where you’ll find yourself in front of the Church of the Assumption (Chiesa dell’Assunta): the building dates back to the 12th century but was later restored in Baroque style. The church bell outside shows some sacred images and the town’s coat of arms engraved on it, while the interior is adorned with a fascinating painting by Marco Mazzaroppi, dating back to the 17th century and depicting the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Walking down the stairs located on the external right side of the church, along Via SS. Annunziata, a large pointed door marks the entrance of another church, Chiesa dell’Annunziata. Turning into via Martiri di Collelungo, you can head to Viale della Repubblica and end your walk enjoying the beautiful view from the street.

Vallerotonda - Alessandro Savone (comp)

Nature lovers will not miss the small surrounding hamlets of Valvori, Cardito and Cerreto, belonging to the municipality of Vallerotonda, and the Selva lake, nestled on the Mainarde mountains and surrounded by a picturesque landscape. Another great spot to visit is the scenic pinewood forest located not very far from the town and about 600 hectares large, which was planted between 1904 and 1924 following a reforestation project.

Of great importance for the locals and strongly connected to the history of World War II is the Memorial of Collelungo, built to commemorate the massacre occurred on December 28th, 1943, when the German troops fighting in Italy killed 38 unarmed and innocent civilians and 4 Italian soldiers belonging to the disbanded Italian Army. On the grounds of the area known as Collelungo, nearby Cardito, after passing the cannon dating back to World Ward II, you can walk up to the stairs surrounded by a low wall at whose feet two large rocks were placed on which commemorative plaques were placed: one with the names of the victims engraved, the other reading a touching poem by the former major of the town, written in 1993 on the 50th anniversary of the massacre. At the top of the stairs, on an altar, a commemorative sculpture by the Italian artist Umberto Mastroianni was also erected to mark the place of the massacre.

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