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  • Visita alla Tenuta di Castelporziano
    Visit the Tenuta di Castelporziano
    open to the public
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  • Visita alla Tenuta di Castelporziano
    Visit the Tenuta di Castelporziano
    open to the public
    news
  • Visita alla Tenuta di Castelporziano
    Visit the Tenuta di Castelporziano
    open to the public
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  • Visita alla Tenuta di Castelporziano
    Visit the Tenuta di Castelporziano
    open to the public
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Visit the Tenuta di Castelporziano. open to the public

 

The Presidential Estate of Castelporziano is located at 25 Km from the centre of Rome, extends over a surface of 59 sq km (5,892 hectares) and includes several historic hunting grounds like Trafusa, Trafusina, Riserve Nuove and Capocotta. 

By now it is almost embedded in the periphery of the city and extends to the Roman coastline, including approximately 3.1 Km of uncontaminated beaches.

Castelporziano englobes most of the coastal ecosystems typical of the Mediterranean. 

 

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TOUR ITINERARIES

The overall duration of each itinerary includes transfers and the lunch break (from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., depending on the route), during which it is possible to stop at the Estate’s restaurant-cafeteria.

Every visit begins with the screening of a short introductory film

  • Historical-Artistic Route

Available from mid-January to mid-June and from mid-September to mid-December.

The visit includes: the archaeological museum, the Castle, the historic residence and the Hall of Trophies, the Church of Saint Filippo Neri, the Coffee House and the lemonary, the Queen’s historical garden featuring ancient mosaics, the rose garden, the ancient fountain and the carriage exhibition.

Overall duration: approx. 4.5 hrs.

  • Archaeological Route

Available from mid-September to mid-November and from mid-March to mid-June.

After visiting the archaeological museum, visitors are taken by a shuttle service to Tor Paterno to visit the Roman imperial villa and aqueduct. The shuttle will then drive visitors along Via del Telefono and Via delle Riserve to the fountain of the customhouse. The route unfolds through many of the Estate’s wildlife attractions.

Overall duration: approx. 5.5 hrs.

  • Nature Route

Available from mid-September to mid-November and from mid-March to mid-June..

In order to limit the environmental impact on the protected natural wildlife area, tours will alternatively take place in 4 different areas: Capocotta - Via Antica, Malafede, Tor Paterno, Malpasso.

 

The Nature Route in the Capocotta-Riserva di Lauro area is available year-round and is accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

The itineraries offered enable visitors to see the Estate’s different ecosystems.

All Nature Routes wind up with a visit to the bird ringing station, which is open from March to June, and to the nature museum.

The overall duration of the single routes and the average length of trails is indicated in the respective information sheets.

Capocotta - Riserva di Lauro Route
Capocotta - Via Antica Route
Malafede Route
Tor Paterno Route
Malpasso Route

1. Capocotta - Riserva di Lauro Route

It unfolds through a mixed old-growth oak (Turkey oak, Hungarian oak) and hornbeam grove, once used for the production of timber. The whole area has been subjected to an important environmental rehabilitation and restoration intervention. Before it was purchased by the Office of the President of the Republic it had undergone widespread speculation. Of particular interest is the current vigorous recovery of the autochthonous vegetation. Some of the older trees shelter important invertebrate species which live in decaying wood, including species of European interest.

OVERALL DURATION (from the beginning of the tour to the return to the meeting point, including transfers, lunch break, and the visits to the bird ringing station and to the nature museum): 5.5 hrs.

AVERAGE LENGTH of trails: 1.5 hrs.

LENGTH: 2.6 kms.

2.Capocotta - Via Antica Route

The route follows one of the rare roads that once led to Capocotta, the centre of myths and legends and of the age-old poetic traditions of ancient Ausonia, and runs through mixed oak groves mainly consisting of Turkey oak and Hungarian oak. Some of the older trees shelter important invertebrate species which live in decaying wood.

OVERALL DURATION (from the beginning of the tour to the return to the meeting point, including transfers, lunch break, and the visits to the bird ringing station and to the nature museum): 6 hrs.

AVERAGE LENGTH of trails: 2.5 hrs.

LENGTH: 3.53 kms.

3. Malafede Route

The route crosses a forest of tall trees prevalently consisting of oaks (Turkey oak and Hungarian oak, Quercus crenata, Quercus virgiliana, holm oak), with majestic cork oaks bearing witness to their age-old cultivation. The forests are often skirted with evergreen shrubs (Phillyrea, mastic, myrtle, heather, and cistus). The reduction in forestry activities is favouring the replenishment of holm oak groves and of the Mediterranean maquis. The whole environment represents an excellent shelter for wild boar and fallow deer. Of particular interest is also the invertebrate fauna and the herbaceous flora typical of arid sandy subsoils, interspersed with wetlands and pools of water, which are inhabited by numerous species of Reptiles, Amphibians, Crustaceans and Insects. In consideration of the importance of the flora and fauna, a sector of the forest has been put under strict protection. Another interesting aspect is the area’s surrounding agricultural activities, mainly devoted to free-range livestock grazing of Maremma cattle and horses, testifying to the age-old agropastoral activities in central Tyrrhenian Italy.

OVERALL DURATION (from the beginning of the tour to the return to the meeting point, including transfers, lunch break, and the visits to the bird ringing station and to the nature museum): 6 hrs.

AVERAGE LENGTH of trails: 2.5 hrs.

LENGTH: 3.33 kms.

4. Tor Paterno Route

The route, in addition to the archaeological landmarks of the Tor Paterno area, encloses within a relatively small space the natural environment typical of Castelporziano. It unfolds through holm oak groves, pine groves, Mediterranean maquis and different types of deciduous forests. It skirts the Estate’s largest wetland, which is surrounded by willows and poplars and where it is possible to observe different species of marsh birds and waterfowl, reptiles, amphibians, as well as numerous species of insects and freshwater crustaceans living in riparian areas. The itinerary also includes an important and active avifauna ringing station.

OVERALL DURATION (from the beginning of the tour to the return to the meeting point, including transfers, lunch break, and the visits to the bird ringing station and to the nature museum): 5 hrs and 45 mins.

AVERAGE LENGTH of trails: 2.5 hrs.

LENGTH: 4.25 kms.

5. Malpasso Route

It unfolds through a very sinuous landscape characterized by low hills. The hills alternate between upland plains covered by pine and holm oak groves and valleys and gorges prevalently covered by mesophile vegetation (Turkey oak, hornbeam), where it is possible to find wild boar, hare and roe deer. The avifauna is very rich and hosts one of the largest colonies of black kites in the Lazio Region. Among the invertebrates, there are numerous species characteristic of plains and relatively “cold” areas. The adjacent agricultural area is also very interesting as it is rich in water ponds in which domestic and wild fowl live side by side.

OVERALL DURATION (from the beginning of the tour to the return to the meeting point, including transfers, lunch break, and the visits to the bird ringing station and to the nature museum): 6.5 hrs.

AVERAGE LENGTH of trails: 3.5 hrs.

LENGTH: 6.4 kms.

 

HOW TO BOOK

  • book on line
  • Call center, tel. 06 39.96.75.57
  • from Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., closed on Sunday
  • INFOPOINT
  • Information and booking centre, Salita di Montecavallo 15, adjacent to Piazza del Quirinale. Open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For schools, tel. 06.51098316, tenuta@quirinale.it.

Reservations must be made at least 5 days before the date scheduled for the visit.

Groups can consist of up to a maximum of 30 persons per visit.

The admission ticket is issued in the name of the purchaser and is restricted to a given date and time. Latecomers will be denied entry to the Estate.

It is not possible to change the name, date and time on the admission ticket and tickets are non-refundable. 

The scheduled visit could be cancelled due to institutional activities of the President of the Republic, specific functional and organizational needs of the Secretariat-General of the Office of the President of the Republic, in addition to the need to maintain and conserve the Estate’s flora and fauna. In this case, scheduled visitors will be given a different date and time for the visit or obtain a refund. 

In case of bad weather conditions, the Secretariat-General reserves the right to modify the archaeological and nature routes. Should the trails not be walkable, the routes will be replaced with a historical and artistic tour, but with no changes to the scheduled visit to the archaeological and nature museums.

Visitors will be accompanied by volunteer personnel and university interns. To this end, agreements have been entered into with Italia Nostra, Legambiente, LIPU (Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli), WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and with the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome’s “Tor Vergata” University, the Roma Tre University and the Tuscia University.

Admission to the Estate will not be allowed to private vehicles. Visitors, carrying their admission tickets and a valid ID, will have to show up at the time scheduled for the tour at the Erminio Macario Parking Lot, at street number 60 (the shuttle terminus), or at the gate of the Estate on Via Cristoforo Colombo No. 1671, at the crossing with Via di Malafede (pedestrian entrance, with no availability of parking in adjacent areas). Admission to the Estate will be denied in case the name of the person indicated at booking does not correspond to the identification data on the ID.

 

PRICE OF THE TOUR

The tour costs 10 euros, inclusive of the mandatory € 1.50 booking charge.

FREE ADMISSION: free admission will be granted to people under 18; teachers and students participating in tours organised by their schools; people with disabilities and to the accompanying family member or escort; University teachers and students carrying a University card showing the registration status for the current academic year from the following faculties: Architecture, Cultural Heritage Conservation, Educational Sciences, Letters and Philosophy, limitedly to Letters or Literature curricula with a major in Archaeology or Art History, Biology, Natural Sciences, Forest and Environmental Sciences, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Zootechnical Sciences, Forest Conservation and Restoration and Soil Protection; teachers and students of Fine Arts Academies carrying a card showing the registration status for the current academic year.

THE BOOKING FEE IS MANDATORY AND ALSO APPLIES TO FREE ADMISSIONS. IT DOES NOT APPLY ONLY TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN SCHOOL TOURS.

DISCOUNTS: apply to visitors between 18 and 25 years of age and to people over 65. The admission price for teachers of public schools is of 5 euros, inclusive of the mandatory € 1.50 booking charge.

 

HOW TO PAY

By credit card if you purchase your tickets online. By credit card if you purchase your tickets at the Call Center. By credit or debit card or in cash if you purchase your tickets at the INFOPOINT.

 

NOTICES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE VISIT

The Estate is a protected natural wildlife area featuring wild animals (wild boar, deer, roe deer, vipers, etc.) and numerous entomological species (bees, wasps, hornets and horseflies) whose sting could produce adverse body reactions. Visitors affected with pathologies that are incompatible with the tour of the wildlife park are advised to use insect repellents.

Visiting a protected natural wildlife area requires respect for the local fauna and flora: visitors are kindly requested not to approach wild animals and not to touch or collect natural elements present in the environment, flowers and specimens of other botanical species.

Visitors must be adequately dressed, use walking shoes or boots suitable for nature trails and wear appropriate sporting outfits. If not properly equipped, visitors could be not allowed to take part in the visit.

The visit can only be carried out along pre-established routes and visitors are prohibited from deviating from the itineraries, also in consideration of the characteristics of the location and of the presence of wild animals. Visitors are also requested to silence their cell phones and avoid making disturbing noises.

Visitors are advised to carry drinking water and are allowed to bring in their own food.

Domestic animals are not allowed in the park.

Smoking along the itinerary is strictly forbidden because of the high risk of forest fires.

As in all protected natural wildlife areas, littering is forbidden, including if the waste is biodegradable or organic.

 

ONLINE BOOKING

  • Historic and Artistic Route

From 1 October to 12 November 2017, at 10:45 - 11:15

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  • Archaeological Tour

From 1 October to 12 November 2017, at 8:30 

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  • Nature Tour Capocotta - Riserva di Lauro

From 1 October to 12 November 2017, at 9:00 

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  • Nature Tour Malpasso

From 1 October to 12 November 2017, at 8:45

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CLOSING PERIODS
The Estate will remain closed during Easter and Christmas holidays, on Republic Day (June 2nd) and on 25 April and 1 May.

The scheduled visit could be cancelled due to institutional activities of the President of the Republic, specific functional and organizational needs of the Secretariat-General of the Office of the President of the Republic, in addition to the need to maintain and conserve the Estate’s flora and fauna. In this case, scheduled visitors will be given a different date and time for the visit or obtain a refund.

In case of bad weather conditions, the Secretariat-General reserves the right to modify the nature and archaeological routes. Should these trails not be walkable, the routes will be replaced with a historical and artistic tour, with no change to the visit to the archaeological and nature museums.

 

ADMISSION

For the general public: Visitors will have to show up at the time scheduled for the tour at the meeting point in the Erminio Macario Parking Lot, at street number 60 (the shuttle terminal), or at the gate of the Estate on Via Cristoforo Colombo No. 1671, at the crossing with Via di Malafede (at the pedestrian entrance, with no parking available in the adjacent areas). Private vehicles are not admitted in the Estate grounds.

For schools: Visitors will have to show up on their respective school buses 30 minutes before the time scheduled for the tour at the gate of the Estate on Via Cristoforo Colombo No. 1671, at the crossing with Via di Malafede.


SECURITY CHECKS

At the entrance gate, every visitor will be submitted to the required security checks.

Visitors are not allowed to:

Carry in suitcases, trolleys, glass bottles, cans, and sharp, pointed and blunt objects;
Take photographs or videos;
Divert from the itinerary indicated;
Touch artworks or funishings;
Smoke (including E-cigarettes).

Animals are not allowed.

Rucksacks are admitted.

Visitors must respect the general rules indicated on the notices posted in the Estate.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

For schools: 

Enter the Estate with the school bus at via Cristoforo Colombo n.1671- at the crossing with Via di Malafede.

For the general public:

How to get to the meeting point on via Erminio Macario:

by car, drive down Via Cristoforo Colombo (Rome) until you reach the crossing with Via di Malafede. Turn onto Via di Malafede and after driving 1.7 km turn right onto Via Erminio Macario. The visitor meeting point is at the parking lot on Via Erminio Macario No. 60, from where the COTRAL shuttle departs to take visitors inside the Estate;

map
street view of via Erminio Macario 60

by public transport:

from Stazione Termini, take Metro B line (direction Laurentina) for 4 stops - get off at the Piramide – Porta San Paolo Station – take the Roma – Lido train for 5 stops – get off at Casal Bernocchi Station – walk 200 metres until the Garra/Scuola (77373) bus stop – take line 13 for 5 stops – get off at the Stoppa/Carotenuto (80596) bus stop – walk 300 metres to the Parking lot on Via Erminio Macario No. 60;
from Fiumicino Airport, take the Treno FL1 to Settebagni for 8 stops – get off at Stazione Ostiense – change line and take the train to Roma – Lido for 5 stops – get off at the Casal Bernocchi Station – walk 200 meters to the Garra/Scuola (77373) bus stop – take line 13 for 5 stops – get off at the Stoppa/Carotenuto (80596) bus stop – walk 300 metres to the Parking lot on Via Erminio Macario No. 60;
http://www.agenziamobilita.roma.it/it/cerca-percorso.html

How to get to the entrance on via Cristoforo Colombo n. 1671, at the crossing with via di Malafede*:

by public transport:

from Stazione Termini, take Metro B (direction Laurentina) for 10 stops – get off at Stazione EUR Fermi - take bus line 709 for 8 stops and get off at the Colombo/Malafede (79468) stop – walk 150 meters to the entrance to the Castelporziano Estate;
from Fiumicino Airport, take Treno FL1 to Settebagni for 8 stops – get off at Stazione Ostiense – walk 140 meters to the Metro B Piramide Station – get on Metro B (direction Laurentina) for 6 stops – get off at Stazione EUR Fermi – take bus line 709 for 8 stops and get off at Colombo/Malafede (79468) – walk 150 meters to the entrance of the Castelporziano Estate.
http://www.agenziamobilita.roma.it/it/cerca-percorso.html

* No parking for private vehicles is available near the Estate entrance on Via Cristoforo Colombo No. 1671, at the crossing with Via di Malafede.

 

I declare that I have read the notice and undertake to follow the instructions for the visit and continue with the booking