Monte Porzio Catone

From Monte Porzio there is a beautiful view of the city of Rome and the surrounding countryside, all the way from the Prenestini mountains down to the sea The old town centre includes the 17th century cathedral and the Palazzo Borghese. You can visit the ruins of the ancient city of Tusculum and the important Tuscolan Villas of Villa Mondragone, Villa Parisi and the Borghese Park. Also the Astronomical Observatory with its Astrolab Museum, the Wine Museum and the 17th century her mitage of Camaldoli are very interesting. Not to be missed is the Festival of Philosophy and Film” in February and March, an event dedicated to orchids in April, and “Etnica”, held in July.