The Archaeological Museum of Atina and the Comino Valley (this is the new name that from 2010 replaces that of the original Civic Museum established in 1978) is housed in a former school building that, with its elegant classical-style façade, overlooks Via Vittorio Emanuele II. The building was built in the 1920s at the expense […]
The urban structure of Atina originates in medieval times and is centered on the Church of the Assumption built on the temple of Saturn and on the palace built by the Dukes of Cantelmo in the fourteenth century on a pre-existing fortress; this first urban nucleus was served by three main roads that are still […]
According to the most reliable reconstruction, up to the middle of the fourteenth century, the town planning of Atina was divided into three poles: Santo Stefano (the hill close to the Convent of San Francesco, or “Torretta”), the Colle della Torre (the current historical center) and Santa Maria (the current cemetery), of which the first […]
Today we take advantage of this date, 10 June (in 1940 Italy declares war), to tell a story (from what we know few know) of a group of people from Atina rescued at the end of the Second World War in Assisi. Our territory was hit hard, Atina and the other villages of the Comino […]
In 1222 St. Francis of Assisi reached the Comino Valley to devote himself to prayer and mature spiritually.
Marco di Atina known as Galileo, was a contemporary of Jesus and originally from Galilee. Having come of age, after a long journey, he arrived in Atina. Here, a guest of the noble and wealthy Palaziano, the most illustrious of the whole city, who had welcomed the apostle Peter from Antioch to Rome, he was […]
Today, 16 February 2020, a splendid walk, going up from the “Madonnella” and following the “green path” traced and marked on the map of the Saint Stefano hill, created by the Naturalmente Atina network.
The junction point between the red route (Madonnella) and the yellow one is at the top of the first level of the hill (550 mlm), where an entrance gate to the pre-Roman city was probably located, along the circuit of the cyclopean walls.
From Via della Veduta, which leads from Atina to Villa Latina, you immediately cross the Madonnella path (difficulty 0/1). When you arrive after a pleasant walk almost level, the Church of the Immaculate Conception appears immediately and a little further on the chapel dedicated to the Madonna, with a nice place attached for a relaxing […]