Trevignano Romano is a picturesque town on the north shore of Lake Bracciano, north of Rome, and is built on a lava cliff. It is located in the so-called “Roman Tuscia”: a top tourist region, artistic and natural.
The area of the lake was frequented from the Bronze Age and nearby was the Etruscan town of Sabate, as shown by the numerous archaeological finds and the large necropolis. In Roman times it was the seat of aristocratic villas.
The current village was formed in the Middle Ages when the population sought refuge in fortified places in the high ground to escape the Barbarians. It was a fiefdom of the Prefects of Vico and the Orsini family. In 1496 the castle and the town were devastated by the troops of Rodrigo Borgia. Control of the fief then moved on to many families: the dukes of Grillo, the Torlonia, the Counts and Princess Del Drago.