13 kilometres from Itri is the bustling inland town of Fondi, strategically located on the ancient Appian Way which runs as straight as a die as it crosses the expansive fertile plain.  Fondi is a huge agricultural centre and its strategic position, being situated midway between Rome and Naples, has made it into one of Italy’s most important wholesale fruit and vegetable markets, namely MOF (Mercato Ortofrutticolo di Fondi). It is proud to call itself “anti-transgienico”, that is against genetic modification, or as we would say a “GM free zone”.




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Itri


Benvenuti / Welcome to

Fondi



Oranges of Fondi Latina South Lazio Italy

Fondi’s landscape is made up of a complicated patchwork of fields, drainage channels, large greenhouses, orange groves and fruit orchards enhanced by the scenic backdrop provided by the Ausoni and Aurunci Mountains.


There are also several coastal lakes in this area some of which are volcanic  in  rigin.  The  largest  is  the  Lago di Fondi,  with  its characteristic Torre del Pesce, it is a natural reserve rich in flora and fauna.  


There is also  Lago Lungo which is nearer the coast and bordered by sand dunes, and the Lago di San Puoto.

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Fondi Tower Torre del Pesce Latina Italy Fondi Latina Lago di Fondi Fondi Latina Lago di Fondi Italy

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Fondi Latina Italy Megalithic Cyclopean Wall Fondi Latina Italy Megalithic Cyclopean Wall

Fondi was an important staging post and garrison sited on the Roman Via Appia, being situated midway between Rome and Naples.  The Roman town was fortified by defensive town walls, several towers and gateways.

Some architectural remains from this period can still be seen such as the Roman baths in Piazza Unita D’Italia.  These were unearthed in 1964 during work to clear the rubble from the site of the former 16th century Chapel of San Rocco. The chapel was built in 1503 and was sadly bombed in 1944 during the Second World War.  It is thought that the baths, the calidarium and tepidarium, may have belonged to a villa constructed during the Roman Imperial era.


Roman Baths and Ruined Church of San Rocco Fondi Latina Italy Roman Baths Fondi Latina Italy Roman Baths Fondi Latina Italy Roman Baths Fondi Latina Italy

More Roman ruins and artefacts can be seen in Fondi’s Museum and in the Garden of the Villa del Senatore Camillo Cantarano.

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