Orchidee dal Mondo

Every year in April nursery gardeners, curious and orchid enthusiasts gather in Monte Porzio Catone for a weekend dedicated to this flower of unique beauty and their growers. The splendid Villa Mondragone, home of the University of Tor Vergata, becomes the perfect setting for admiring the most curious species from Read more…

Carnival in Monte Porzio

In February, Monte Porzio colors of joy every weekend from the last week of February to March with the traditional celebrations of the Monteporziano Carnival. Carts parades, lots of games and activities for everyone and above all castagnole and frappe at will to taste in the many street food stands Read more…

Frascati DOC

The Monte Porzio area is recognized as an area where the Frascati DOC wine is produced. The countryside is characterized by large vineyards and many manufacturers have equipped their cellars for wine tourism and banquets. In some of these farms it is also possible to sleep and spend a weekend Read more…

Polyphonic Choir San Gregorio Magno

The Chorale St. Gregory the Great consists of over 60 singers and participates in the major liturgical celebrations of the parish and the musical, social and cultural festivals of Monte Porzio Catone. In 2011, the Chorale and the Municipal Band has been recognized as a ‘popular music and amateur group’ Read more…

Astronomical Observatory

In 1965 an astronomical observatory was established in Monte Porzio for scientific investigation purposes. The building had been designed in 1939 with the rationalist style of the period. Originally this area was the Roman villa of Matilda Augusta, cousin of Emperor Hadrian. The Centre is equipped with Astrolab and other Read more…

Barco Borghese

The Barco Borghese is an artificial esplanade built on about 180 underground rooms with concrete vaults dating back to the Roman period, to the first century BC. Perhaps these were the foundations of a villa. Among the facilities we can recognize tanks and warehouses, but it is not yet clear Read more…

Tusculum

Tusculum is the name of a city in which one can find the ruins in a vast area covering many communities. The true story is still uncertain, its foundation is traced to Telegono, son of Ulysses and the sorceress Circe. For sure Tusculum was an Etruscan city and was inhabited Read more…

Common Museum of Wine

The museum is housed in three ‘cellars’, (places dedicated to wine production and storage) overlooking the old town along the Monteporzio road. There are housed a collection of wine tools and equipment illustrating the main processes of the wine industry. They also describe the work of the ‘master coopers’ and Read more…

City Museum

Housed in four rooms of the seventeenth century Cathedral, the City Museum collects fragments of the history of this area gathered as testimony to the past. The collection includes some Roman archaeological finds, a medieval papal bull, majolica of XVI-XVIII centuries, seventeenth-century paintings. Engravings and original documentary material from the Read more…

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