Anagni: the medieval residence of the Popes & the Spa town of Fiuggi

Anagni: the town of the Popes and the sistine chapel of the Middle Age and the Wellness of the Fiuggi's spring waters.

Only  an hour train ride from Rome lies Anagni, a medieval hill top town perched on a hill fully immersed in the hills of Ciociaria, south east of Rome.  One of its gems is with its Cathedral with elegant asymmetric exterior but  the town’s real treasure lies indoors, in the cathedral’s Crypt of San Magno, dubbed the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Middle Ages’. Every inch of wall and vaulted ceiling is covered in dazzling Byzantine-style frescos from the 12th and 13th centuries. The faces of the angels, saints, and townspeople burst with life and personality. Biblical stories resemble brightly-coloured comic strips. And a bright Cosmati pavement swirls underfoot. You hardly know where to look – there’s a feast for the eyes in every direction.
We will continue our tour wondering  around Anagni among the cheerful locals. We will stroll along the pale cobbled lanes, the delicate churches built in whitish-grey stone, the immense vistas of landscape from public ‘belvedere’ terraces. Stop to eat typical delicacies before we continue our day, riding along the wine roads and reaching the Spa town of Fiuggi.

Romans and Locals have been coming here for centuries to  worship this special, strongly mineral-smelling water. Its previous devotees included Michelangelo, who swore it cured his gallstonstone: he wrote  from Fiuggi that the gallostone were the only stone he could not love.Various kings of Italy came here to sup it too, and modern doctors insist it lowers blood pressure. You will experience a growing feeling of wellbeing as you rest here in the sun sipping tepid springwater and experience a massage at one of the plush local spas.

Highlights
  • Easy train ride from Rome and ride in comfortable mercedes van
  • Tour the medieval town of Anagni and the crypt with medieval frescoes.
  • Food tasting of typical delicacies
  • wine roads with tastings of Cesanese doc wine
  • tour of the historical spa town of Fiuggi and visit the thermal baths
  • the private tour can be tailor according to your timeframe and interests
Optional:

Possibility to extend your stay and experience a wellness day  in a local spa in Fiuggi.

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