What to see in Teano, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including Taverna della Catena, where the historic meeting took place between Garibaldi and Vittorio Emanuele, Duomo and Loggione.
Developed at the southern foot of the Roccamorfina massif, in the province of Caserta from which it is 33 km away, Teano was originally a settlement of the Aurunci and subsequently a city of the Sidicini Samnites, which fell under Roman domination in 340 BC.
Due to the barbarian invasions, it was affected by a period of decline, after which it began to recover in the ninth century, when it became a Lombard county, before becoming part of the kingdom of Naples.
The locality is historically known above all for the meeting between Garibaldi and Vittorio Emanuele II, which took place on October 26, 1860 at Taverna della Catena, the current Vairano Scalo, where there is the monument that recalls the historic meeting.
The Duomo, built in the twelfth century and remodeled several times, has a facade with a portico and a powerful bell tower.
Inside the four naves you can admire a remarkable pulpit, a fourteenth-century crucifix and the crypt, which houses a small museum where marbles dating back to different eras are preserved.
The Loggione is a fourteenth-century building, built over the pre-Roman walls and having a Gothic vault as a roof.
In the vicinity of Teano, in the locality of Le Grotte, along the road leading to Capua, there are interesting ruins relating to the Roman theater.
Nearby, 8 km away is Calvi Risorta, which was the ancient golden center of Cales.
This location can be reached by passing the Romanesque Basilica of San Paride, which is located one kilometer from Teano.
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Before reaching the inhabited area there are the ruins of a turreted fourteenth-century castle.
The 9th century Cathedral, renovated in the 15th century, has a remarkable decorated pulpit and an episcopal chair, both from the 12th century, in addition to the crypt characterized by ancient columns.
Continuing along via Casilina, taking a detour to the left, you reach the ruins of Cales, where you can see the remains of an amphitheater and spas dating back to the second century, in addition to the base of a temple.