The Monti Lepini

The unusual shape of the Lepini mountains, the kind of rock geology and their location not far from the sea have created a wide variety of microclimates that favour a lush and varied vegetation. These mountains are an important and the only one example in Central Italy of karst phenomena, that is a geological phenomena more common in North-East Italy.

Besides being marked by an imposing and gentle natural landscape, the area of the Monti Lepini is also well known for its amazing cultural and historical heritage.
In the towns in the Monti Lepini area there are several impressive churches, fortresses and monuments in the narrow alleyways where the hospitable local people live. Historical palaces overlook some of the towns where princes and barons used to live. Sermoneta Castle is a fine example, but also the historical buildings in the centre of Artena (the largest pedestrianalised centre in Europe) and at Carpineto Romano, the Baronial Palace at Maenza and at Roccasecca dei Volsci, Priverno Castle and the other historical residences that are well worth a visit.

Some of the towns have always been linked to people’s childhood memories through the ages. Must-sees are prehistoric exhibits at the museums, the walls of the ancient town of Norba, Sezze and Artena and the remains of ancient Roman buildings scattered throughout the countryside.
Grand Tour classical scholars explored Italy and its legendary cities looking for traces of its ancient civilisation. They left writings and drawings that are preserved at several European museums. They reveal their admiration and praise for such beauty.

The area of the Monti Lepini has always been the land of saints, popes and cardinals. The magnificent churches full of wonderful art are evident signs of this history.
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