The Carnival of Marino

The Carnival of Marino is called U ‘Carnevalone and in the past it was celebrated on Ash Wednesday. Its origin dates back to 1870 when anti-clerical republicans proposed costume parades. The party was suppressed first by fascism and then by the Vatican. Today the carnival festivals in Marino have merged Read more…

Donut Festival with Must

The third Sunday of October in Marino celebrates one of the oldest cakes: the donut with must. It is a sweet that legend says goes back to the time of St. Francis who came to Marino to visit his disciple Jacopa de ‘Sottesoli. The known recipe dates back to the Read more…

Chalices of stars

A weekend dedicated to wine tasting and the discovery of the center of Marino, one of the most famous villages of the Roman Castles. A lively and populated historical center where it is still possible to find the cellars and fraschette that have made Marino and the castles famous. It Read more…

Ancient Peperino Quarries

The geology of the territory around Marino is characterized by the presence of a large layer of peperino, a rock of volcanic origin with particular characteristics. It is in fact very compact but also easy to work and these features make it ideal for both construction and ornamental motifs.

Underground Life in Marino

In Marino you can have an unusual experience, that of visiting the underground village represented by a dense network of tunnels dug into the peperino stone. Some of these underground ‘homes’ can be visited like those under Palazzo Colonna and Palazzo Matteotti. The underground caves were opened in 1999 and Read more…

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