Anagni: Crown Jewel of the Triumphant Church in Medieval Europe.
Description: A sacred city from the time of its origins, Anagni was known as the city of the popes by the crucial middle centuries of the medieval period. Between the 12th and 13th centuries Anagni was the birthplace of the giants of the medieval papal theocracy, namely Innocent III, Gregory IX, Alexander IV and Boniface VIII. In 1282 there were seven monasteries outside of the city walls, while its historic center boasted 23 parish churches and a cathedral. The pacts and plots that emanated from Anagni decided the fate of Europe in these years.