CORI, A VENERABLE HILL TOWN SET AMONG VINEYARDS AND OLIVE GROVES.
|The ancient town of Cori is set among the olive groves and vineyards of the Lepini foothills. Its urban structure dates from the 5–6th centuries bc, with polygonal masonry walls built on the steep slopes to create the massive terraces that supported the acropolis, the forum, the marketplace, and the residential areas.|
Each historical period left important remains, now hidden among the alleys of the medieval quarter. The ruins of the temple of Hercules and the temple of Castor and Pollux still stand on the acropolis, bearing witness
|to a distant age that continues to charm. |
The former is in corinthian style and dates from the early 1st century bc, while the latter is in doric style and was built between 100 and 89 bc.
The town is home to many artistic monuments of national importance: the medieval church of Santa Oliva founded on the ruins of a roman temple has an adjoining 15th-century cloister, the piazza del Pozzo Dorico in the town centre, the Catena roman bridge, the medieval colonnade, and the 15th-century Annunziata Chapel and its fine frescos.
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