surrounded by lush vineyards, the heir of the ancient Lanuvium rises on the southern slopes of the Colli Albani, near Rome.
 
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Lanuvio

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Village of Lanuvio
The Municipality of Lanuvio
Province of Rome
Lazio Region

Inhabitants: 13.632
Altitude center: 324 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
Città del vino
Strada dei Vini dei Castelli Romani

Protected Natural Areas:
Regional Park of the Castelli Romani

Lanuvio has origins that date back to preroman times. today’s populated centre was built on the ancient city of Lanuvium yet information about its origins are not completly known. In 338 b.c., Lanuvio lost its independence but Rome granted preferential treatment and the civitas cum suffragio was offered in exchange for a share of the profits coming from the santuario di Giunone sospita of which we can still visit the remains on top of the town’s acropolis. In 1564 thanks to Sforza Cesarini family, the town underwent a period of calm and splendour. It also became more elegant thanks to the masterwork of Carlo Fontana,from the Bernini school, and to Tommaso Mattei, from the Borromini school, as well as the painter Giulio Romano, an apprentice of Raffaello Sanzio. it was almost completely destroyed during the second world war by air and sea bombings. the interesting local archaeological heritage includes not only the remains of the temple but also findings kept at the museo Civico lanuvino. lanuvio’s touristic offer is completed with a list of traditional and religious festivals. 

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Other destinations nearby

Nemi
Nemi
Nemi, known for the cultivation of strawberries, is the smallest village of the Castelli Romani.
Roma - 5 KM from Lanuvio
Castel Gandolfo
Castel Gandolfo
In a splendid position overlooking Lake Albano, Castel Gandolfo is known for the beauty of the surrounding nature and its elegant old town centre.
Roma - 9.24 KM from Lanuvio
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 - 9.67 KM from Lanuvio
Lariano
Lariano
Borgo of Lariano in Lazio, owes its fame to the famous festival of the porcini mushrooms.
Roma - 12.61 KM from Lanuvio
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 - 14.29 KM from Lanuvio
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 - 15.11 KM from Lanuvio

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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