One-day trip from Rome: the abandoned city of Monterano
Set up in 1988, the Monterano Nature Reserve protects one of the most representative and unspoilt areas of the “Tuscia Romana”. Wooded hills, volcanic gorges with typical vegetation and rare ferns, meadows and pastures with their typical plants and animals, crossed by a river, the Mignone, designated as one of the Sites of Community Importance representing the natural heritage of the entire European Union. The “dead” city of Monterano with its stately mansion, aqueduct soaring on audacious arches, splendid lion fountain by Bernini, San Bonaventura monastery and other more humble dwellings often built on earlier Etruscan remains is not just of great historical and archaeological interest, but also highly evocative. Out photo-tour begin with the ruins of the ancient town during day; then you will find the photos taken during and night event organized by the Physic Faculty of the University of RomaTre; Finally few shots of the park, from the ruins to the Mignone river.
Path inside the park of Monterano – Photo by ©Paola Kervin
Path covered by vegetation inside the Monterano Park – Photo by ©Paola Kervin
Another path inside the natural reserve of Monterano – Photo by ©Paola Kervin
Mignone river inside the naturale reserve of Monterano – Photo by ©Paola Kervin
The river in the woods in Monterano – Photo by ©Paola Kervin
Volcanic pools in Monterano – Photo by ©Paola Kervin