Carpineto Romano and the encyclical Rerum Novarum

This town is surrounded by Monti Lepini woods and it is one of the most interesting and attractive historical towns in the area. It is especially well known as it was the birthplace of Pope Leo XIII famous for his Rerum Novarum, the Rights and Duties of Capital and Labor. The town’s notable landmarks include Pecci Palace where Pope Leo XIII was born, several churches and noble palaces, ‘La Reggia dei Volsci’ Civic Museum and the permanent Pope Leo XIII’s memorabilia exhibition.
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