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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Rocca di Papa

The heart of Monte Calvo
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Village of Rocca di Papa
Municipality of Rocca di Papa
Province of Rome
Lazio Region

Inhabitants: 17.034
altitude center: 680 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
Città del castagno

Protected natural areas:
Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani

Municipality of Rocca di Papa
Corso Costituente 26 - Rocca di Papa (RM)
tel: 069428611

The picturesque medieval town wonderfully situated on the slopes of Monte Cavo, preserves the memory of the ancient Cabum Latina, a place sacred to Iuppiter Latialis. The most striking about Rocca di Papa is its splendid panoramic position: climbing up to a height of 681 metres a.s.l. along the inner side of Monte Cavo, you can have a glance over one of the most beautiful landscapes of the area. A visit to the town - the only one among Castelli Romani that kept its medieval layout - offers picturesque glimpses of houses clinging to the rock and the intricate maze of steep, small alleys hidden among the buildings. The residential area is dominated by the Belvedere della Fortezza Medievale, a very valuable archaeological site where you can enjoy a unique panorama that arrives to the sea. The territory of Rocca di Papa is very extensive and overlooks a wide, flat valley, called the Vivaro. Nowadays it is the favourite spot for those who wish to spend a relaxing day, and for expert horsemen and horsewomen who practice horseriding in the wide open space.

Other destinations nearby

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 - 4.7 KM from Rocca di Papa
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 - 5.15 KM from Rocca di Papa
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 - 5.66 KM from Rocca di Papa
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 - 5.81 KM from Rocca di Papa
Monte Porzio Catone
Monte Porzio Catone
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 - 6.26 KM from Rocca di Papa
Lanuvio
Lanuvio
The Lanuvina tourist offer offers a rich calendar of popular and religious festivals, among which the Music Festival in June stands out. Another element of pride of this village of ancient origins is the Colli Lanuvini DOP wine
Roma - 9.67 KM from Rocca di Papa

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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