Situated at the slopes of Lepini Mountains, Sermoneta is one of the most fascinating medieval villages in Latium. It is possible to access it through a winding road directly from the Pontine plain, which offers breathtaking views. The village appears beautiful, completely surrounded by massive walls and perched on a hill, where olive trees are grown, and surmounted by a massive castle.
From the 13th century it became a florid feud under the Caetani family to which the village tied its existance (eccept for a short period of time when it was ruled by the Borgia family ) until the current times. The building of the magnificent castle is due to the Caetani family, today part of the Roffredo Caetani Foundation, and because of it Sermoneta has been for decades a reknowned tourist attraction. The castle is among those better preserved in the Latium region.
Other important monuments are Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral and the small church of Saint Michael Archangel.
Beside the main monuments, the historical centre of this beautiful town deserves a careful visit: strolling around its narrow streets and alleys, among ancient houses built in limestone, prestigeous decorative and architectural elements like mullioned windows, coats of arms, ashlar doors, round and pointed arches can be admired, as well as buildings of historical and artistic importance such as the Loggia dei Mercanti with its arches, the Reinessance church of the Annunziata, the 1400s Palazzo Comunale and the Jewish Sinagogue.
From the Belvedere, in front of the picturesque Via delle Scalette, a beautiful panorama of the Pontine plain and its shoreline can be admired.
Along the 15th century walls, has recently been arranged a pedestrian area with winding paths surrounded by olive tress on terraced spaces.