Lanuvio

The ancient and prestigious religious traditions of Lanuvio suf- fered a serious blow with the edict of the Emperor Theodosius who, after establishing Christianity as the sole religion of the Roman Empire, closed down the town’s pagan temples. Lanuvio only regained its importance in the 11th century A.D thanks to the Benedictine monks who settled there. You can visit the ruins of the temple of Juno Sospita, the Loreto bridge, the baronial palace with its fountain, the Museum of Lanuvio, the church of San Lorenzo, the church of the Madonna delle Grazie and the fountain of the Scogli. Not to be missed is the festival of the vine and grapes at the end of September.