The Nature

Lazio Maremma

La Roccaccia

La Roccaccia is the main operational farming centre of the Università Agraria and is the place where ancient traditions are revived: hectares of coppice woodland, horses and Maremma cows in the wild, equine and cow breeding.

La Farnesiana

This is a hilly area crossed by the River Mignone and located between Tarquinia and the mountains called Monti della Tolfa, rich in fauna and vegetation. In the 16th century it became property of the Farnese family, who started there a flourishing farm in 1754. Today, a large part of the area, owned by the Università Agraria, is mainly used for cattle breeding in the wild.

River Marta

The river, which originates from Lake Bolsena, in its 53.4 km journey to the sea, crosses or borders towns or areas of Tuscia (Marta, Tuscania, Monte Romano, Tarquinia) and sites of significant historical and environmental interest, whose development has also been determined by the interaction with the watercourse. Known since ancient times because it was navigable, after some waterfalls near Tuscania (Salumbrona, etc.), it receives the waters of other streams (Biedano, etc.); over time, it has undergone modifications, not always successful, also due to human intervention.

River Mignone

There is interesting archival information on the mill located on the Cencelle estate – active from the second half of the 16th century at the behest of Cardinal G. A. Sforza (1518-64), serving the inhabitants of Civitavecchia, Tolfa, Allumiere and Monteromano. Once at the centre of various disputes between the owners of the Marta and Mignone mills, competing for the supremacy of wheat milling, the millstones were no longer in use at the beginning of the 20th century, after the municipality had taken steps (1922-23) to recover them from decay. Near the bridge over the river, the abandoned plant can still be seen, inside which, apart from the signs left by the river floods, the machinery of the turbines, the millstones, the rooms for the milling workers and the small accounting of the milled grain, have survived the events.

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Piani degli Alpaca

Piani degli Alpaca

Piani degli Alpaca is the largest alpaca farm in Italy. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique and exciting experience.

Madonna di Valverde

Madonna di Valverde

The month of May is dedicated to the Madonna Santissima di Valverde, the Patron Saint of Tarquinia, to whom an ancient sanctuary in the town is dedicated.




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Photography by: César Vásquez Altamirano, Tiziano Crescia, Roberto Romano, Sailko Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported, Paolo Monti

Translations by Ylenia Marcucci e Alessandro Rotatori