It is known as the City of Wine, a small town of ancient history, a tourist destination one of the most famous among the Castelli Romani, appreciated also for its beautiful surroundings


Set on a spur rock of peperino, jutting out of the north side of the crater forming Lago Albano (Lake Albano), the pleasant town is one of the busiest places of the Castelli Romani. Marino is proud of its ancient history, a Roman settlement (witnessed by the discovery of a Mithraeum fresco) and later an important property of the Colonna family (who had their own palace and the Basilica of S. Barnaba erected here). Today, it is mostly a tourist spot, thanks to its charming surroundings and its reputation for high quality white wine which is celebrated by the Sagra dell'Uva (Grape Festival). Every year, on this occasion wine pours from the town fountains instead of water.

Cenni storici

History background

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

Da vedere a Marino

What to see

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

Festa del Vino a Marino

Celebrations & Festivals

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



Picture galleries, videos, audio guides, discover the Castelli Romani area



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



Michelin-starred restaurants, typical trattoria, traditional taverns, and much 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