Welcome to the “What to Visit Nearby” page of La Casetta del Borgo! Here you will find a comprehensive guide to explore the wonders of Trevignano Romano and its beautiful surroundings. Nestled in the heart of the historic center, our charming loft is the perfect starting point to discover artistic treasures, pristine nature, and local traditions. Explore the must-visit places, historical sites, breathtaking views, gastronomic routes, and much more. Whether you seek a relaxing day by the lake, a stroll through picturesque alleys, or a unique cultural experience, there is always something special to discover. Get ready for an unforgettable journey to explore the surroundings of La Casetta del Borgo!
Built by the Orsini family in 1470 around an old medieval fortress, dating back to 1200, on the southern shore of Lake Bracciano, besieged by the Borgias and allied with the Medici family, the castle was the ideal communion between military architecture and Renaissance architecture. Today, thanks to the Livio IV Odescalchi Foundation, the castle is open to the public and welcomes tens of thousands of tourists a year. In addition to the aforementioned Orsini Castle, we obviously point out the village of Bracciano (11.8 km), the lake of the same name and that of Martignano protected by an important natural park. Worth seeing is the other town overlooking the lake, Anguillara Sabazia (12.4 km), while heading north (starting from Trevignano) we can reach the magnificent Sutri (8.4 km), very rich in monuments and history. Traveling 24.6 km we recommend a visit to the fascinating ghost town of Monterano. Lastly, we recall the geological site of Caldara di Manziana (included in the Bracciano-Martignano Natural Park), near the village of the same name, where we can, with attention and respect for the place, observe interesting and curious volcanic phenomena such as boiling mud and small geysers.
Do not miss the traditional night procession on the lake, now in its 63rd edition and which, over the years, has made mid-August in Trevignano famous, attracting thousands of tourists and spectators for each edition.
A floating scenography, which changes from year to year, carries the painting of the Madonna Assunta, followed by dozens of fishing boats and private boats, with small illuminations.
During the coast path of the procession, in addition to the reading of prayers, some sacred songs are interpreted.
For the day, the program includes, in addition to the suggestive solemn liturgical celebrations, the entertainment activities of morning fishing for children, the traditional market and the opening of the Roman Etruscan civic museum in extended hours, also an extraordinary and renewed fireworks display that will illuminate the waters facing the area of piazzale del molo from where the motor vessel Sabazia II will set sail, hosting for the occasion many mayors and institutional authorities of the area.
Lake Bracciano reserves pleasant surprises and to fully enjoy them, there is no better way than a tour of the lake or a tour on the “SABAZIA II” boat (official website).
With the one-day itineraries proposed by the Lake Bracciano Consortium you can combine the pleasure of discovery with a cruise on the lake. You can sail on the lake starting from Trevignano Romano from Piazzale del Molo.
Easy to reach, just a stone’s throw from the Town Hall and the PIT, the Trevignano pier, as well as being the embarkation point for the boat, is also a formidable springboard from which to take your best photos, in the morning or at sunset of local beauties and traditions.
Tickets can be purchased directly on the boat when boarding.
Up-to-date info available here: http://www.consorziolagodibracciano.it/2023/fai-il-giro-del-lago-di-bracciano-a-bordo-della-sabazia-ii-2/
Via Solferino, 6 00069
Trevignano Romano (RM) – ITALY
The most up-to-date information to reach Trevignano Romano can be found at this link (english available): https://trevignanoromanoturismo.it/scopri-trevignano-romano/come-arrivare/