Monte Porzio Catone is reknown Città del Vino (city of wine), it could also be defined the City of Orchids and Nativity Scenes, for the two beautiful exhibitions successfully held every year.
 
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Monte Porzio Catone

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Village of Monte Porzio Catone
The Municipality of Monte Porzio Catone
Province of Rome
Lazio Region

inhabitants: 8.693
Altitude center: 451 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
City of the Wine
Road of Wines of the Castelli Romani

protected natural areas:
Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani

Reknown as the Città del Vino (city of wine), it could also be defined the City of Orchids and Nativity Scenes for the two beautiful exhibitions successfully held every year. The town rises on the northern slopes of Monte Tuscolo, between Frascati and Monte Compatri, on a tuff rock hill formed from a secondary cone of the latium volcano, from which all the Colli Albani have originated. Monte Porzio Catone is famous for the Barco Borghese, a large roman complex of approx 16000 sqm. It’s a vast quadrangular clearing, still under archaeological investigations. Monte Porzio Catone is situated at about 400 metres a.s.l. and dominates the vast vineyards that, together with numerous wine bars and cellars, deserve the name of Città del Vino (city of wine). The entrance to the town is through a simple, yet imposing featured vault incorporated in Palazzo Borghese. Walking through the small alleys of the peaceful centre, you can enjoy the view of rome or the surrounding chestnut woods. an important event of which the town is proud and rightly so, is the famous mostra internazionale delle orchidee, which every year draws international cultivators and attracts visitors from all over the world.

Video by Ass. Naz. Carabinieri Sez. Monte Porzio Catone

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Monte Compatri
Monte Compatri
The village of Monte Compatri rises on a tufa hill of volcanic origin and the cellars of the houses, dug in the tufa, form an intricate network of underground tunnels.
Roma - 2.12 KM from Monte Porzio Catone
Rocca Priora
Rocca Priora
Rocca Priora, that up to the early twentieth century was the glacier of Rome, stands facing strategically on latin valley and offers still today atmospheres and mountain views.
Roma - 4.79 KM from Monte Porzio Catone
Rocca di Papa
Rocca di Papa
The only one among the Castelli Romani that preserved its medieval layout, the picturesque Rocca di Papa is situated on the slopes of Monte Cavo.
Roma - 6.26 KM from Monte Porzio Catone
Castel Gandolfo
Castel Gandolfo
Castel Gandolfo enchants for the sober elegance of its historic center, for the blue waters in which it is mirrored and is world famous for being the summer residence of the Popes.
Roma - 9.4 KM from Monte Porzio Catone
Nemi
Nemi
Nemi is the smallest village of the Castelli Romani and is located in the center of the Colli Albani. Known for the cultivation of strawberries on the shores of Lake Nemi, the relative festival takes place every year on the first Sunday of June.
Roma - 10.94 KM from Monte Porzio Catone
Lariano
Lariano
Lariano, which falls largely in the Castelli Romani Regional Park, is famous for its porcini mushrooms, abundant in the surrounding woods, which are locally tasted especially with polenta, but not only.
Roma - 13.99 KM from Monte Porzio Catone

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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