The Municipality of Monte Porzio Catone
Province of Rome
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.
NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.