Castel San Pietro Romano. Natural Monument Cannuccete Valley

Castel San Pietro Romano. Natural Monument Cannuccete Valley

The natural monument of the Cannuccete Valley is a protected natural area of the Region which includes a forest with maples, oaks, hornbeams (birch family) in Castel San Pietro Romano.

It include the oak where Pierluigi da Palestrina loved to stand.

These trees have survived being cut due to a restraint to protect some springs that, thanks to a partly underground aqueduct fed the ancient Praeneste and served the pilgrims at the temple of Fortuna Primigena.

It is a place of particular geological and environmental interest with a wide and deep sinkhole Fossa Lupara, called the "volcano" for similarity to a crater.

Written by:
Benedicta Lee

Born in Rome from an Italian mother and American father, she works as a freelance communications manager and designer in the tourism sector, a career and interest which she is pursuing with a...


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