The Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani (Natural Regional Park of the Castelli Romani) was established in 1984 to safeguard and evaluate the natural and cultural features of the territory of the ancient Latium Volcano and the surrounding towns.
Inside the boundaries, which cover an area of approximately 15.000 hectares, 15 of the 17 districts are included in the territory of the Castelli Romani (Ciampino and Colonna are not included for geographical reasons).
The Park’s authority has its seat at Rocca di Papa, inside Villa Barattolo, an elegant liberty style villa surrounded by a park of 7.500 square meters with an ancient adjoining chapel where the Park Visitors Centre will be located.
Villa Barattolo is open to the public from Monday to Thursday 8.00am – 17.30pm and Friday from 8.00 am to 14.00 pm.
Address: Via Cesare Battisti, 5 – 00040 Rocca di Papa.
Tel. +39 (0)6 – 9479931
Fax +39 (0)6 – 949525
Visit the Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani website (only in Italian)