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.
 
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Monte Compatri

San Silvestro and the tuff
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Village of Monte Compatri
The Municipality of Monte Compatri
Province of Rome
Lazio Region

Inhabitants: 11.978
altitude center: 576 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

It rises entirely clustered around its small historical centre, below the ancient Monastero di San Silvestro, a hermitage for meditation and prays. Monte Compatri with its 576 metres a.s.l. is the third highest town of Castelli romani, overlooking the Valle dell’Aniene and confining with Rome. it rises on a hill of tuff volcanic rock and the houses have underground cellars (as in almost all towns of Castelli Romani) excavated in tuff rock forming an intricate network of tunnels. On certain occasions, especially during the christmas period, in these underground cellars the town organizes touristic-cultural events. from a high position dominating the central residential area, stands the Monastero di San Silvestro, attended by those wishing to spend a moment of meditation submerged in the peaceful surroundings of nature. the territory of Monte Compatri also includes part of the tusculum where it is possible to reach monte salomone at an altitude of 773 metres a.s.l. it is a very interesting walk, both from a naturalistic and geological point of view.

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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.
Roma - 2.12 KM from Monte Compatri
Rocca Priora
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 - 10.12 KM from Monte Compatri
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 - 11.95 KM from Monte Compatri

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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