In the province of Frosinone, the old "Fabrateria Vetus", located along the banks of the river Sacco, was an ancient Volscian city, of which traces attest its presence since 330 B.C. and later was conquered by the Romans, who renamed it "Trerus" or "Tolerus". The present name was given in 600 A. D. and honors Petronius Ceccano, a noble descendant of the Emperor Titus and father of Pope Honorius I. During the Middle Ages, the Rocca di Ceccano played an important role, thanks to its strategic location, bordering with the Papal States. Devastated by the Lombards and rebuilt in a short time, it submitted the influence of the Papal States and was ceded in fief to the Ceccano, which extended the possessions throughout the valley of the Sacco, between the Annibaldi and the Colonna.
Sites of Interest:
- the Archaeological remains dating back to Roman and Volscian Ages ( the Aqueduct, the Baths of Antoninus Pius, the Temple of Faustina Maggiore and an imposing Roman villa);
- the Castle of the Counts of Ceccano, overlooking the Valley of the Sacco, recently restored;
- the Castle of Sindici, today a municipal property, built in the last century by the architect Cipola at the request of the family Sindici;
- the Church of St. Nicholas, dating from the XII century, which was built in Romanesque style with columns that feature Lombard inscriptions;
- the Church of Santa Maria a Fiume, completely rebuilt after the Second World War, in the same Romanesque style of before the bombardment. Inside the church features a fine wooden statue of the Madonna and some medieval sculptures;
- the Church of San Giovanni Battista, of medieval origins, has undergone significant alterations in later centuries, especially in the early XX century, when it was also changed orientation;
- the Church of San Sebastiano, built in 1350 on request of Cardinal Annibaldo IV de Ceccano, later abandoned, was rebuilt in Baroque style. Recently renovated completely, it contains a fresco by Cavalier d'Arpino.