The village of Bassiano stands on a hill, surrounded by the cool shade of green woods. It is an area with great food and wine traditions that is home to the famous “Prosciutto di Bassiano”, the most exquisite of the deli meats from the Lepini Mountains. The village is also renowned for many other products, including sausages flavoured with wild fennel seeds, extra virgin olive oil, and truffles, which are served with fettuccine, polenta and a number of other traditional dishes. In addition, the village was the birthplace of the illustrious humanist and publisher Aldus Manutius. A museum dedicated to him can be found in Palazzo Caetani. The story of writing and printing is told and marvellously complemented by the historical items on display in the rooms and the prison.