Under the arches of the Roman market
Ferentino still clearly has its polygonal walls that are built in a circle about two kilometres long. In the 13th century it was chosen by Pope Innocent III to be the capital of the region of southern Latium, which back then was called Campagna e Marittima. It was later the residence of many Popes. The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore is a beautiful example of Gothic-Ogival elegance. Built in the 13th century by Cistercian monks, the Cathedral built on top of the Acropolis is a beautiful example of cosmatesque art. There is no shortage of examples and traces of Roman times in the theatre and the marketplace.