Thursday, November 12, 2020



Highest peak: Mount of Pianezze 1,332 m (4,370 feet)

Plateaus of Arcinazzo

In between the Affilani Mountains in the north and Mount Scalambra 1,402 m (4,600 feet) in the southwest, at the border of the Province of Rome

These plateaus are part of the ERNICI MOUNTAINS with an altitude of about 840 m (2,755 feet)

Karstic valley about 3 km (1.8 miles) long and 1.5 km (0.9 miles) wide

Residential development for the tourism industry

Villa so called Trajan’s Villa

Abandoned for centuries and used as a marble quarry

Excavated between 1999 and 2002

Remains of an ancient villa with two large terraces: in the inferior large rectangular garden porch overlooked by, among other things, a triclinium and a nympheum

In the area there is an antiquarium with archaeological finds


Altitude 684 m (2,250 feet). 1,650 inhabitants

Pre-Roman settlement on the border of the territories of the Ernici with that of the Equi

In Medieval times it belonged to the Abbey of Subiaco with the name of Effidis

Some major attractions are the Roman Cistern, the Chapel of the Madonna del Giglio, the Church of S. Felicita and the remains of polygonal walls

Arcinazzo Romano

Altitude 831 m (2,720 feet). 1,506 inhabitants

1.6 km (1 mile) from Affile

Formerly known as Ponza d’Arcinazzo for the Pontia family who had possessions here

Ruins of a castle with tower transformed into a belfry

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