A town from the 13th century
Visited the “Castello Caetani” in Sermoneta.
The Castel Caetani which is pretty old dominates the medieval village and dates back to the 13th century when it was then in the hands of the Annibaldi family. In the 13th century there were two towers and two fortified keeps. At the end of the 13th century Pietro Caetani persuaded his uncle pope Boniface VIII to ‘acquire’ a few properties from the Annibaldi family.
These properties included Sermoneta. During this time the Caetani family modified and expanded the castle at Sermoneta. The frescoes date back to about 1470. In 1499 pope Borgia Alexander VI took over of the property and the castle became a fortress, the city walls were strengthened, changes were made and a walkway running the length of the battlements constructed. After the death of the Borgia, the new pope reinstated the Caetani as lords of Sermoneta.