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Rocca di Papa is a picturesque village, the only one of the Castelli Romani to have preserved its medieval structure intact. The town is dominated by the Belvedere of the Medieval Fortress, an archaeological site of great value, from which you can enjoy a unique panorama that reaches down to the sea.
  • Village in the mountain
  • Village with park
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Camper parking area
Rocca di Papa  | ValerioMei/shutterstock
Rocca di Papa
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Rocca di Papa  | ValerioMei/shutterstock
Rocca di Papa
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Rocca di Papa
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Rocca di Papa  | ValerioMei/shutterstock
Rocca di Papa
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Rocca di Papa  | ValerioMei/shutterstock
Rocca di Papa
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Rocca di Papa
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Rocca di Papa  | Consorzio SBCR
Rocca di Papa
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About the village

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.

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

BY CAR

  • Along the highway, the closest exits to the center of Rocca di Papa are:
    Monte Porzio Catone exit (A1 towards Rome South branch)
    San Cesareo exit (A1 dir Roma South branch)
    Exit Ponte Nona (A24 Rome-Teramo)
    Valmontone exit (A1 Milan-Naples)

ON THE TRAIN

  • Marino Laziale station
  • Frascati station
  • Roma Tiburtina station
  • Roma Ostiense station

BY PLANE

  • Rome Ciampino Airport
  • Rome Fiumicino Airport

Sleep, eat, buy...

Yachting Experience
Via Amerigo Vespucci, 5 - 00048, Nettuno (Roma)
33.93 Kilometers from Rocca di Papa

Events

wednesday
4
november, 2020

San Carlo Borromeo

From the blog

Among Villa Aldobrandini, bruschetta and white wine, the Papal Palace, Lake Albano, the abbacchio with potatoes and the alleys of Rocca di Papa. We are in the ancient land of Savelli and Colonna, Orsini and Annibaldi, the aristocratic Roman families of yesteryear. It is the area of the Castelli Romani, a corner of Lazio dotted with ancient manors of noble families, in the fourteenth century a land of refuge for many Romans fleeing the "Av...
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