At 70 km from Rome and at over 1000 meters above sea level, Cervara di Roma is one of the most unusual areas of the country: a mountain village surrounded by Simbruini Park, full of art and loved by artists.
The village has a medieval look and was created around a fortress of the eleventh century. The fortress walls have been incorporated into the homes but are still recognizable in house profiles.
In the upper part of Cervara, in Campaegli to a height of 1400 meters, there are settlements of mountain living with wooden houses surrounded by woods and karst plateaus.
The charm of Cervara has attracted artists since the early 1800s, artists who have portrayed the country with so many different styles and many of the paintings are exhibited in the best museums such as “Women of Cervara” by Ernest Hebert at the Orsay Museum in Paris. The Austrian Oskar Kokoschka lived here in 1930.
The “Nocturne for Cervara”, a poem by Spanish Rafael Alberti is written on a wall in the square and the maestro Ennio Morricone, an honorary citizen, the has set it to music.