Situated in the heart of the Marsica region, at around 1000 meters above sea level, this town has a mountain spirit and enchanting surroundings: in fact, Cappadocia is the natural entrance to the Monti Simbruini Park, and is a charming and fascinating place to visit. While the oldest part of the town still shows traces of its medieval past, with its narrow streets and stone houses, the most interesting sites to visit are the numerous caves in the surrounding area. The most impressive of these is the Cave of Beatrice Cenci, inside which is an archaeological site. The cave is linked to an ancient story: it takes its name from a Roman noblewoman executed in 1599 for the murder of her father. The terrible story that drove her to take this dramatic action led her to become a popular heroine.