Famous for its wine - to which a permanent museum (MUVIS, Museum of Wine and Agri-Food Sciences) and an annual festival that takes place in August have been dedicated - Castiglione in Teverina is a village perched on top of a tuffaceous hill overlooking the Tiber Valley.
Among its monuments, the Rocca dei Monaldeschi, the church of the Madonna della Neve and the church of Santi Filippo e Giacomo.
There are beautiful churches to visit also in Sacrofano: among them, the most ancient one is the church of San Giovanni Battista. Dating back to the 16th century, it has been modified so many times over the centuries that its apse is part of a room in the adjacent Orsini tower.
Fiano Romano was also part of the Orsini family heritage. Their imprint remains in the Orsini castle which, although subjected to numerous structural changes during the centuries, still presents the typical combination of Italian castle architecture: wall, keep and palace.
Equally impressive is the Castello della Rocca, in Castelnuovo di Porto, dating back to the 13th century. To the north-west of the fortress, the large Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta and the Palazzetto Cardinalizio.
Two “cinematographic weddings” were celebrated in the Church of San Biagio in Sacrofano: the first one is featured in La nonna Sabella (1957) by Dino Risi, the second one in Le comiche (1990) by Neri Parenti.
Written by Franco Grattarola