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Sermoneta is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in Lazio, a timeless village wrapped in a unique and suggestive atmosphere. Located a stone's throw from the Monti Lepini, this enchanting place is characterized by the presence of the Caetani Castle and its splendid historic center, which lead tourists to conduct a special journey to discover the medieval villages of Lazio. One of the most renowned events in this pretty village is the Festa dei Fauni.
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Garden of Ninfa
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A look at Sermoneta
A look at Sermoneta

About the village

the territory of Sermoneta was already populated in the archaic period. In its territory, near the actual abbey of Valvisciolo stood the ancient city volsca of Sulmo, mentioned by Virgil in the Aeneid.

The expansion of the Pontine Marshes and the invasions of the saracens drove the inhabitants of ancient Sulmo to relocate in the current Sermoneta, which is mentioned with this name already in the XI century. Free Commune, submitted soon to the Caetani family (1297) who made it the center of their domains on the entire southern Lazio, for track of the fortunate position on the track the foothills, artery that had replaced the Appia in connections between the north and the South of Italy. The sermonetani, for the control of the road and in particular from the customs office of passage, smote before the city of Nymph then the neighboring Sezze. From this period dates the medieval village, perfectly preserved, the Caetani Castle and the Cathedral.

From the XIII and XVI century, Sermoneta was home to a flourishing Jewish community. Traces remain in the district called "Portella" (via Marconi angle via Riccelli), where it is still recognizable the building of the old synagogue (now part of a private house). Starting from the XVI century with the first works for the reclamation of the Pontine Marshes and the reopening of the Appia, the city began a slow decline. In 1567 lost the title of capital of the duchy of the Caetani that put their headquarters in Cisterna. Hosted Leonardo da Vinci.

In 1928, on a part of its territory, in the locality of Doganella di Ninfa, Opera Nazionale Combattenti poses one of the headquarters for the operations for the reclamation of the Agro Pontino. From the post-war period and its historical center has experienced a heavy depopulation in favor of its territory in the plain where are fate fractions of Doganella, Tufette Pontenuovo, and Carrara on the borders with the municipalities of Cisterna di Latina and Latin.

At the same time has experienced a remarkable expansion of tourism that has as its goal the ancient and well preserved ancient village, home to numerous cultural events.

Certainly deserve a visit to the Abbey of Valvisciolo and Castello Caetani. With its outstanding medieval aspect is a country very frequented by tourists, also due to the Caetani Castle as well as for its proximity to the Garden of Ninfa, very important naturalistic oasis of property of the Foundation Caetani, which falls in the neighboring town of Cisterna.

Village of Sermoneta
Municipality of Sermoneta

Province of Latina
Lazio Region

Population: 6.146 sermonetani
Altitude centre: 257 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Comunità Montana dei Monti Lepini e Ausoni

Orange Flag - Italian Touring Club

Via della Valle 17 - Tel. +39 0773 30151

= distances as the crow flies


  • From Rome take the SS 148 towards Pontina, until reaching Sermoneta
  • From Rome Ciampino, take the SS Appia state road, at the crossroads continue towards Epitaffio, turn towards Latina Scalo and reach Sermoneta.
  • From Rome take the RM / NA highway and exit at Valmontone, continue until Sermoneta.


  • Latina station


  • Rome Fiumicino Airport

  • Every Sunday for 5 Sundays from 17 January - Sagra della Polenta.
  • Every weekends of May - Sermoneta May.
  • July - Pontino Music Festival.
  • Christmas - Christmas in Sermoneta. Artistic Cribs, concerts, theatrical performances.

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= distances as the crow flies
= distances as the crow flies


october, 2024

Lepanto Battle Reenactment

march, 2025

St. Joseph - Patron Saint

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