The Ancient Cities of Fregellae and Fabrateria Nature Reserve is located in the province of Frosinone, in the Lazio region of Italy. This nature reserve was established in 1997 to preserve and enhance the ancient cities of Fregellae and Fabrateria, which are among the most important archaeological sites of ancient Italy.
The Reserve covers an area of about 715 hectares. It is crossed by the river Liri, along the banks of the lake of San Giovanni Incarico This territory is characterized by a great diversity of habitats, such as oak woods, Mediterranean scrub, wetlands and meadows. The fauna present in the reserve is very rich and includes numerous species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
The ancient cities of Fregellae and Fabrateria were founded in pre-Roman times and were inhabited until the Middle Ages. Today the remains of these cities constitute an important historical and cultural heritage of the region. Among the main monuments in the reserve are the Cyclopean walls, the Roman amphitheater, the theatre, the aqueduct and the thermal baths.
The Ancient Cities of Fregellae and Fabrateria Nature Reserve is open to the public. It offers numerous excursion and cultural itineraries to visit the archaeological sites and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding natural landscape. Furthermore, the reserve regularly organizes events, guided excursions, educational workshops and other activities to raise awareness among visitors on the importance of preserving the natural and cultural heritage.
When to visit it?
The best time to visit this nature reserve depends on your personal preferences and interests. However, in general, spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October) are the best seasons to visit the reserve. The climate is mild and the landscape is particularly suggestive thanks to the flowering and the colors of autumn.
During spring, the reserve comes alive with color as wildflowers bloom. While in autumn the leaves of the trees turn red and yellow, making for a spectacular backdrop. In summer, temperatures can get very hot, so if you decide to visit the reserve at this time of year, make sure you bring light clothing and protect yourself from the sun.
In any case, I advise you to check the weather forecast before planning your visit, in order to make sure you have the best possible weather conditions to fully enjoy the beauty of the reserve.
For more information, visit the official website of the reserve. Photo PROTON AERO (watch the channel) taken from the following video.
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