Questo sito o gli strumenti terzi da questo utilizzati si avvalgono di cookie necessari al funzionamento ed utili alle finalità illustrate nella cookie policy. Se vuoi saperne di più o negare il consenso a tutti o ad alcuni cookie, consulta la cookie policy. Chiudendo questo banner, scorrendo questa pagina, cliccando su un link o proseguendo la navigazione in altra maniera, acconsenti all'uso dei cookie.

Accetta

 

english

  • Palazzo Tempi Chianti

    Palazzo Tempi Chianti

    Quality Charming Relais Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Apartments San Casciano in Val di Pesa Chianti Florence Tuscany Italy

  • Luigi Sabino Transfers & Excursions

    Luigi Sabino Transfers & Excursions

    Amalfi Coast airport transfers, excursions from Neapolitan Riviera, transfers from Positano, Ravello, Amalfi to the Salerno, Naples...

  • Romantic Boat Amalfi

    Romantic Boat Amalfi

    Rental Boat, Boats with Skippers, Exclusive Excursions to Capri, Positano Boats, Li Galli Island, Positano, Atrani, Amalficoast...

  • Mandara Parking Maiori

    Mandara Parking Maiori

    Car Service manned Parking, Video surveillance system, Internet Wi-Fi, Indoor and outdoor parking Maiori Amalfi Coast Salerno...

  • Rocco Palace Praiano

    Rocco Palace Praiano

you are here: Home Latium Rome Surroundings Ponzano Romano

Stay

Visit a locality browsing the menu on the left. In each Italy area you can then choose the best touristical structures we are proposing.

More About

Here you can find info and tips about the area you are visiting.

Print this page Send to a friend by e-mail

Share:
fb-like
g-plus

Ponzano Romano

Description

Ponzano Romano is a small town in the province of Rome, overlooking the Tiber Valley, located about 50km from the capital. The town's name derives from "pons Jani" (bridge of Janus) or "gens Pontia", from the name of a wealthy Roman family, which owned, during the Ages of the Empire, a villa and some of the lands in the area. The Benedictine monks, that had settled in the Abbey of St. Andrew in Flumine since the VIII century, had assigned the fundus of the Ponzano in the middle of the XI century,. The village has medieval origins, founded presumably around the XIII century, although the area had been inhabited since the pre-Roman period by the Etruscans and Sabines.

Sites of Interest:
- the charming village, with its typical medieval aspect, with narrow streets and stone houses, which aligned and attached to each other, create a defensive wall;
- the Abbey Palace, which represents an important part of the defensive system of castrum;
- the XVI century Shrine of Our Lady, situated in the main square near the Abbey Palace;
- the Church of San Nicola di Bari, whose founding date is uncertain, contains valuable masterpieces from the Abbey of St. Andrew in Flumine;
- the Church and Convent of San Sebastian;
- the picturesque St. Andrew's Abbey in Flumine, situated in a panoramic location. The local history reports that the church was founded by Galla in the VI century, while the monastery was built by Carlomanno. The church features a rare example of a medieval "rood screen", which was surmounted by a rood loft carrying the Great Rood, a sculptural representation of the Crucifixon. The screen divides the chancel (the area with the main altar) from the nave (the main part of the church for the congregation). Inside it is possible to admire beautiful cosmateschi mosaics and an elegant canopy attributed to Nicola and Giovanni Guittone. The paintings in the triumphal arch of the apse, which represent the Resurrection and the Crucifixion, date back to the XV century.

Map

This town web page has been visited 25,199 times.

Contact Basket

Click on the basket icon to create a list of structures you want to contact.

Choose language

italiano

english