Monte Porzio Catone

Known as the City of Wine, it could also be defined the "City of Orchids and Nativity Scenes" for the two beautiful exhibitions successfully held every year

The town rises on the northern slopes of Monte Tuscolo, between Frascati and Montecompatri, on a tuff rock hill formed from a secondary cone of the Latium Volcano, from which all the Alban Hills have originated. It can be recognized from far by the massive outline of the Duomo. Monteporzio Catone is situated at about 400 mamsl and dominates the vast vineyards that, together with numerous wine bars and cellars, deserve the name of Città del Vino. The entrance to the town is through a simple, yet imposing featured vault incorporated in Borghese Palace. Walking through the small alleys of the peaceful centre, you can enjoy the view, from various angles, of Rome or the surrounding chestnut woods. An important event of which the town is proud and rightly so, is the famous Mostra Internazionale delle Orchidee (International Orchid Show), which every year draws cultivators from all over the world and attracts the public for all over Lazio and not only.

Cenni storici

History background

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

Da vedere a Monte-Porzio-Catone

What to see

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

Festa del Vino a Monte-Porzio-Catone

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