Via Francigena

Medieval pilgrimages began from people in search of a spiritual satisfaction. The major poles of attraction were: Rome, site of the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul; the Holy Land, the place of Christ’s passion; and Santiago de Compostela, where the apostle St. James chose to finish his journey. These Read more…

Lake Janula

Monterosi is by the Nature Reserve of Lake Bracciano – Martignano and in its territory lies the small Lake Janula Monterosi. It is in a small crater of circular shape with a diameter of just 600 meters. The name Janula probably dates from the Roman god Janus, God of Interests. Read more…

Church of St. Joseph

The church was built in the seventeenth century in baroque style with two bell towers topped by domes characteristics of oriental forms. Inside it houses the relics of Saints Vincent and Anastasius, the protectors of Monterosi.  

Cardinal’s Palace

The building is also known as the Del Drago Palace or Altieri Palace. It was built in the sixteenth century on an ancient monastery of Cistercian monks and became the residence of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, nephew of Pope Paul III. In 1588 it was the residence of Ippolito Aldobrandini, who Read more…

Guide of Monterosi

This area was inhabited since the period of the Falisci and in Roman times was called ‘Rossolum’ and was a stopping point along the Via Cassia. Its proximity to this great artery assisted the arrival of the conquerors and the Goths and Lombards sacked the town. The first document that Read more…

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