Ausonia, Lazio

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Comune di Ausonia
Coat of arms of Ausonia
Coat of arms
Location of Ausonia
Ausonia is located in Italy
Location of Ausonia in Italy
Ausonia is located in Lazio
Ausonia (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°21′N 13°45′E / 41.350°N 13.750°E / 41.350; 13.750
ProvinceFrosinone (FR)
FrazioniMadonna del Piano, Selvacava
 • MayorBenedetto Cardillo
 • Total19.64 km2 (7.58 sq mi)
178 m (584 ft)
 • Total2,591
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0776
Patron saintSt. Michael
Saint daySeptember 29
WebsiteOfficial website
Portal of the Santuario di Santa Maria del Piano.

Ausonia is a town and comune in southern Lazio, central Italy. It takes its name from the Ausones/Aurunci, whose ancient town Ausona (member of the Auruncan Pentapolis), located nearby, was destroyed by the Romans in 314 BC. In the Middle Ages it was known as Fratte.

Ausonia is located near the border between Lazio and Campania, in a valley between the Monti Aurunci and the Mainarde. Its names stems from Ausona, an ancient city of the Osci, whose location, however, has not been identified after it was destroyed by the Romans in 314 BC. The finding of Latin inscriptions devoted to Hercules suggest that a pilgrimage road could pass from here in ancient times.

Main sights[edit]

The main attraction is the sanctuary of Santa Maria del Piano (15th century, although founded in 1100). Its sacristy has a maiolica pavement from the 17th-century Neapolitan school, and a polyptych by Giovanni Filippo Criscuolo (1531). The crypt has medieval frescoes with stories of the life of St Remicarda.

Other churches include the 12th-century San Michele Arcangelo and the church of Santa Maria di Correano.

Ausonia is home to a medieval castle built by the Princes of Capua in the 11th century. Remains include two towers around the keep and the walls.


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Population data from ISTAT

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