If your Grandmother told you stories about her childhood in Alvito, you must come back to your roots. The old village of Alvito id divided in three areas: on the top the castle with the medieval Village, in the middle the so called Peschio cwith hight palaces , and the lower area called Valle, with palaces and churches in barock stile. The main road is called Via Gallia, to remember one of the most famous famely that lived in the Castle, and built what is today known as the Townhall. This palace is called Palazzo Ducale and it is rich of decoration and frescoes. In the Palazzo Ducale there is a well know and nice theatre, where during the good season it is possible to see comedies or shows. Nowdays in the townhall there is a rich collection of musical instruments coming from all over the world collected by a famous professor of Alvito, and given to the town.
During the Second World War Alvito was partialy restroyed by the bombing. The 305 German Infantry Division was based in Alvito and in particular, on the top of the hill, not far from the castle, it is still possible today to visit the bunker of General Julius Ringel, that was trasformed in the German Headquarter in the Comino Vally
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Genealogy and heritage reserches in Alvito
The half-day Heritage tour of Alvito (about 3h30 hours) includes:
1) pick up from the Railway station or from your hotel in Cassino with a Minivan at 10.00 a.m or 02.00p.m.
2) about 3h.30 guided tour of the most meaningful sites of Alvito and researches:
- promenade in the village of Alvito
- visit to the religious archives of the village
- visit to the townhall (if open, if not, I will do it for you in advance)
- visit of the cemetery of Alvito
3)return to the railway station or hotel in Cassino at 01.30pm or 05.30pm
4)Price per person 90 euros
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Dr. Anna Maria Priora Ph.D
WW2 Monte Cassino Battlefield expert, researcher and tour guide