The city of Lauro is known for the imposing Lancellotti Castle, built in the 11th century in a beautiful panoramic position. The first written mention of the Castle appeared in a document of the 10th century, the owner of the 'Castel Lauri' was a certain Raimundo.
The castle was set on fire by the French army in 1799. The building, which appears today as it was reconstructed in 1872 by Prince Filippo Lancellotti, was inaugurated on the same year on the feast day of the patron saints, August 25th, and presents a composite architectural style of Gothic, Renaissance, Neoclassical, and Baroque. T
he castle stands in a small and elegant 19th-century garden, with a central circular fountain that was previously part of a large 17th-century park destroyed during the events of 1799. To the right of the Renaissance wooden portal is the stable, which houses a remarkable 17th-century statue. At the back, a small gate leads to the secret garden, while the family chapel and part of the private apartments are located behind. In front of the avenue, a short bridge connects the courtyard to the residence.
La Hougue Bie is a Neolithic ritual site which was in use around 3500 BC. Hougue is a Jèrriais/Norman language word meaning a \'mound\' and comes from the Old Norse word haugr. The site consists of 18.6m long passage chamber covered by a 12.2m high mound. The site was first excavated in 1925 by the Société Jersiaise. Fragments of twenty vase supports were found along with the scattered remains of at least eight individuals. Gravegoods, mostly pottery, were also present. At some time in the past, the site had evidently been entered and ransacked.
In Western Europe, it is one of the largest and best preserved passage graves and the most impressive and best preserved monument of Armorican Passage Grave group. Although they are termed \'passage graves\', they were ceremonial sites, whose function was more similar to churches or cathedrals, where burials were incidental.