Autumn flavors

The last weekend of November in Canale Monterano is celebrated autumn with the typical dishes of this season: roasted chestnuts and mulled wine but not only. A specialty of this area of ​​the Roman countryside between Lake Bracciano and the expanses of Tolfa. The village lives the party with theatrical Read more…

Sagra della Ciccia – Meat Festival

3 to 5 August: Three days dedicated to cooked meat, in the dialect called ‘ciccia’, in Canale Monterano. You can taste all kinds of grilled or raw meat accompanied by excellent local bread. In fact, Canale Monterano is part of the association Città del Pane – Cities of Bread.  

Nature Reserve of Monterano

The Nature Reserve of Monterano has a particular combination of geological, floral, wildlife and historical features. There are some Etruscan burial remains and the ruins of the ancient town of Monterano, with the convent and the church of St. Bonaventure. The hilly areas interspersed with rugged tufa valleys, shaped by Read more…

Fontana del Leone

In designing the Baron’s Palace, Bernini decided to link the two towers of the castle with an arcade of arches, a loggia, which reproduced the character of the nearby Roman aqueduct. Under the loggia Bernini created a fountain resting directly on the rocky base of the supporting walls of the Read more…

Baronial Castle Altieri

The castle was founded as a fortress in the eighth century, when Monterano was a bishopric, and around it was formed the first village. Definitely it has undergone many changes as evidenced by the different shapes of the windows in both its facades and indoor structures. Major renovations date back Read more…

Guide of Canale Monterano

Canale Monterano, north of Rome, is the new village of Monterano, now a ghost town destroyed by fire by Napoleon’s troops. Monterano was first Etruscan and then Roman, an example of which is immediately apparent in a stretch of an aqueduct. The village is formed around a castle where the Read more…

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