Once the ancient Velitrae, today is one of the largest and most populated towns of the Castelli Romani, an appreciated wine producing centre, a cultural tourism destination and holiday spot


Situated in a panoramic position on a spur of Monte Artemisio, at the extreme south of the Alban Hills, Velletri is the largest territory of the Castelli Romani and one of the most important centres of the province of Rome. Surrounded by vineyards, it was chosen and frequented as a holiday spot since ancient Roman times. It is a town rich in history and traditions that offer visitors interesting alternative sightseeing itineraries. Owing to the importance of the naturalistic area, Velletri is also part of the Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani (Regional Park of the Castelli Romani).

In 1787, Goethe was so struck by the beauty of the town and by the surrounding nature that he described it in his famous Viaggio in Italia.

Mainly an agricultural town, Velletri boasts of a significant wine production with a good variety of vines.

Cenni storici

History background

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

Da vedere a Velletri

What to see

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

Festa del Vino a Velletri

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