Anticoli Corrado is a small hill town in the eastern part of the province of Rome. For a time in the 19th century it was famous in artists’ circles for the beauty of the women who lived there. Current attractions are the 11th century San Pietro Church and the Palazzo Baronale (17th century).
Anticoli Corrado city guide
Town Hall: Via Giorgio Bertoletti 1 (tel. +39 0774 936318). Postal code: 00022. Area code: 0774. Population: Less than 1000.
By car/public tansport
By car: From Rome follow the E80 (toll road) or the slower SR5. At Roviano turn right onto the SP36a.
Public transport: From Rome, the city is very difficult to reach by public transport. There is a stop Roviano-Anticoli Corrado on the Cotral line to Subiaco, but it is 3 kilometers (walking) outside the city. From Subiaco there are infrequent connections during the week and none at all on weekends.
What to see
The historic center is characterized by its many picturesque alleyways.
The main church is the San Pietro Church, which was built in the 11th century. The frescoes adorning the interior were added between the 13th and 16th centuries.
The Palazzo Baronale dates back to the 13th century and features a beautiful hanging garden.
The Piazza delle Ville has a beautiful central fountain.ì
A brief history of Anticoli Corrado
Anticoli Corrado was probably founded around the 10th century, although there was a settlement even before Roman times. From that time on, the town was owned almost continuously by a number of different feudal lords. In the 19th century, many artists spent their time there because of the beauty of the female models.