Anguillara Sabazia

Located in an area where human settlement dates back to the Neolithic period (5500 BC) and later strongly affected by the presence of the Romans, Anguillara takes its name from an ancient Roman villa called “Angularia” due to the right angle shape of the coast where it was built.  Its history was linked for centuries to the family of the “Anguillaras”. The family remained until 1488, and afterwards the property passed form hand to hand until the long ownership of Orsini family, then the Grillo family in 1693 and then to the Dukes Doria D’Angri Eboli in 1872. In the recent...

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Trevignano Romano

Trevignano Romano was an important Etruscan settlement, as evidenced  by the various necropolises present for two miles behind the modern town. These ancient settlements left interesting findings, now preserved at the Museum of Archaeology. In 387 B.C. with the conquest of Veii and Caere, the Sabatino territory came under the control of the Romans, who built many villas. The one which is mainly linked to the history of Trevignano Romano is the house of the Gens Trebonia that, according to some, led to the name change from Sabate in Trebonianum from which the current Trevignano Romano. Rich...

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The first documents referring to Castrum Brachiani date back to the twelfth century, but only with the advent of the powerful Orsini family this region became more influent. In fact, after several passages to various families, in 1419 the town was assigned by Pope Martin V to the Orsini brothers who in 1470 began the construction of the monumental castle, which is still the pride of the city. The town was also defended through fortifications and towers, still visible in some places as “La Sentinella” and behind the church of Santa Maria Novella. Over the years the Orsini family hosted...

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