Genzano di Roma

The town of the Infiorata and the noble Sforza-Cesarini family who, at the end of the 17th century changed the urban appearance of Genzano

genzano di roma

Set along the outer slope of the crater of Nemi, Genzano overlooks the plane surrounded by soft hills facing south, which slope down towards Lanuvio. Today, well known for the important Infiorata (folkloristic and religious exhibition), one of the most spectacular local festivals in the Lazio region, in the 17th century was known as the City of Wine, par excellence is the suggestive column decorated with grape and vine bas-reliefs towering over Piazza Tommaso Frasconi in the town centre.

History tells us that the Romans knew Genzano as Cynthianum, a stopover along the Appian Way towards Velletri and Terracina, but most of all as the gateway to Nemi and its sanctuary dedicated to Diana. In medieval times, the town actually developed around the ancient rock, which was later transformed into the majestic Palazzo Sforza Cesarini. Genzano's actual town planning was commissioned by this noble family on the original layout of two tridents: the "elm" trident (so-called "delle olmate") has beautiful and large boulevards while the "built" trident, starting at the central square of Piazza IV Novembre, links Via Italo Belardi, Via Bruno Buozzi and Via Garibaldi


Cenni storici

History background

Each town completes the general background of Castelli Romani with its own chapter of history

Da vedere a Genzano-di-Roma

What to see

Ample monuments, palaces, villas, and churches set in a unique natural landscape

Festa del Vino a Genzano-di-Roma

Celebrations & Festivals

Charm, folklore, conviviality is what make these moments of ancient tradition unique

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Multimedia

Picture galleries, videos, audio guides, articles...to discover the Castelli Romani area

Hotel

Accommodation

The Castelli Romani offer a great range of accommodation choices to suite your needs: hotels, B&bs, agritourisms... and much more

Ristorante

Eating

Michelin-starred restaurants, typical trattoria, traditional taverns, and much more...you will be spoiled for choice eating out in the Castelli Romani

Prodotti tipici

Typical products

Flavours and aromas; genuine and authentic products are the ingredients of our unique culinary art