The Boniface VIII's Palace is an ancient medieval structure that was later enlarged with large frescoed rooms, paintings, artworks and valuable furniture. It's located in the city centre and its construction began around the 13th century. It was part of a complex of buildings owned by the Caetani family. A major exponent of this family was Pope Boniface VIII. In this palace we find the famous Sala dello Schiaffo (or Hall of the Slap), where the outrage of Giacomo Sciarra Colonna, leader of the French soldiers commanded by Nogaret, who struck the Pontiff, took place. The episode marked an important divide in medieval European history and was the necessary premise for the Avignonese period.
24th and 31st December: early afternoon closure at 6:00 p.m.
25th December: open in the morning only
Exit Anagni-Fiuggi from the A1 Rome-Naples motorway. Immediately after the tollbooth, turn right and take State Road 155 (known as 'Anticolana') in the direction of Fiuggi. After about 3 km, at the crossroads for Anagni centro, turn right and continue straight on via Cerere Navicella (which then becomes viale Regina Margherita) for about 3 km.
You can easily reach Anagni by train on the Rome-Cassino line, getting off at the Anagni-Fiuggi station, or by high-speed train, which also stops at Frosinone.