The main attractions of the hill town of Lenola in the province of Latina are formed by the Castello Baronale and by the Stairway of Peace, which leads to the Madonna del Colle Basilica and a magnificent view of the village.
Top 10 tourist attractions Lenola
01. Madonna del Colle Basilica
Built in the 17th century, the Madonna del Colle Basilica and its cloister are reached by a 110-step staircase called the Scalinata della Pace, which, as its name suggests, is decorated with mosaics symbolizing peace.
02. Castrum di Ambrifi
The ruins of the Castrum di Ambrifi are located on a hilltop more than 2 kilometers outside Lenola. Part of the church of this municipality abandoned after the Middle Ages can still be seen, while of the old castle only a tower remains.
03. Madonna del Latte Church
The Madonna del Latte Church is located in the municipality of the same name. It was built in the 7th century on the site of a pagan temple founded by Greek refugees. Scratching a fresco of a mural of the Madonna in this church is said to promote breastfeeding.
04. Santa Maria Maggiore Church
Santa Maria Maggiore Church was built in the 15th century. The architecture of this church has been changed many times over the centuries as has recently attempted to restore it to its original state.
05. San Giovanni Evangelista Church
The San Giovanni Evangelista Church is one of the oldest churches in the city. It was built in the 13th century and stands next to the Palazzo Baronale. Its main attraction is a fresco dating back to the 15th century.
06. Palazzo Baronale
The Palazzo Baronale or Castello Baronale was built in the early Middle Ages on the highest point of the village. It served as the last defensive post and also as the observation tower of Lenola. It has partially been incorporated into modern buildings.
07. Church of the Madonna delle Benigne Grazie
The Chiesa della Madonna delle Benigne Grazie was built in the 10th century. It is a typical country church with on the facade a lunette containing a fresco depicting the “Madonna and Child”. The fresco above the altar shows the “Madonna and Child Taming the Devil”. The central part of this rather dilapidated church dates from the 13th century. On the same spot, along the consular road that connected Via Appia and Via Latina, there used to be a pagan temple dedicated to peace.
08. Monti Aurunci Nature Reserve
The Parco Naturale dei Monti Aurunci is located partly in the Latina region and partly in the Frosinone region. It is a mountain range between the Liri-Garigliano River, the Tyrrhenian Sea and and the Monti Ausoni.
09. Chiesa di San Biagio
The San Biagio Church was built in the 18th century.
10. Santa Maria del Campo Church
The Santa Maria del Campo Church dates back to the 14th century.
More points of interest in Lenola
The Chiesa di San Rocco was built in the 16th century.
Ex Palazzo Labbadia
Of the medieval settlement of Acquaviva, abandoned around the 15th century, not much more than a couple of ruins is left.
Castellieri were Bronze Age fortifications. The Castelliere di Monte Passignano already existed more than 10 centuries BC. What is left of it consists of two huge concentric ditches protecting a vanished settlement on a mountain top.