Fabrateria Vetus, a strategic city
Once upon a time, the ancient town of Fabrateria Vetus, first Volscian and then Roman -- there are many traces of their presence -- became important during the Middle Ages due to its strategic position. Then a county was founded, which brought together many neighbouring territories. It grew in power and importance. Throughout the centuries the area belonged to the Counts Ceccano, then Caetani, and later the Colonna. The bridge across the Sacco River would enable it to become a strategic commercial location, also for the passage of armies in battle. And the castle, which dominates it from above, is a fine example of the recovery and reuse of an ancient historical site.