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Sermoneta

The site began to be mentioned in historic sources from the XI century, when the inhabitants of the ancient Sulma moved to the place where Sermoneta is found today to escape from the raids of the Saracens and the expansion of the Pontine Marches.

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Sezze

The mythical origins of the town have their roots in legend; it is told that it was Hercules who founded the town when he arrived at Sezze after conquering the Lestrigons.

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Siponto

Siponto was a flourishing Daunian town when in 335 B.C. it was conquered by Alexander I, to become in 194 B.C. a Roman colony.

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Terracina

Numerous traditions link the origins of Terracina to legendary events; according to some of these, the town is supposed to have been founded by refugees from Sparta while other legends say that the town was the mythical home of the witch Circe.

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Troia

The town is built on the site of the ancient Aecae, on the slopes of Mounts Dauni and near the Tavoliere delle Puglie.

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Velletri

The town has very ancient origins. However it is not certain if these are Latin, Volsci or Etruscan. The site was conquered by the Romans during the first Latin war, under Anco Marzio and it appears that this was the time when it took on the name of Velitrae.

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