Marino

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.


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