In heart of the central Italy, halfway from the Apennines to the sea, the Lepini mountains are stretched. Quiet measured rhythms which characterize life of this territory, coexist without disagreements with fruits of modern civilization. .
Word «Lepini» which individualizes a mountain chain, occurs from Latin “lapis”, that is a stone. This mountain chain makes a part of a calcareous relief of region Latium. It lasts from the Albanian hills (Colli Albani) to Ausoni mountains (Monti Ausoni), and from the geological point of view is connected directly with the Apennines chain.
The especial geological structure and the neighbourhood with sea, promoted the big variety of a microclimate which has defined variety of vegetation.
Lepini mountains represent a unique example of a karst in the central Italy, the geological phenomenon typical for the north of Italy.
Lepini mountains nevertheless are not only the nature, but also culture, history and tradition.
In small towns and villages with narrow streets it is a lot of churches and monuments which grasp and fascinate at the same time. All of them were born during different epoch: some of them were issued before Christ, others – in the Middle Ages. Everywhere you are met by simple and hospitable people.
It is necessary to visit various museums in which the prehistoric rests are stored. It is Ancient Norba (Antica Norba), Sezze, Artena. Then, the rests of ancient Roman buildings are scattered on open spaces. A lot of scholars which plowed Italy in the last century in search of signs of an ancient civilization, have left descriptions and sketches which testify about their amazement infront such beauty.
Magnificent churches with works of art stored in them - the most eloquent certificate of transition from one epoch in another. Lepini mountain were the earths of the sacred, fathers and cardinals for many long years. Many ancient palaces located in small towns which once belonged to princes and barons, are perfectly remained. The castle Sermoneta is the most eloquent example. Also the baronial palace of Maenza, the palace of Roccasecca Volsci), the castle of Priverno and others should be visited.
Centuries-old history remains in traditions and the restrained customs which are transferred from father to son. Local holidays are a true travel to time in search of ancient value which is born with themselves by gestures and words.
The tradition is the protagonist also behind a table typical dishes of country kitchen can fascinate the most exacting gourmets. Accomplices of magic of kitchen are the local products, prepared according to ancient methods, which have not an age. Olive oil and olives, wine and truffles, cheese and chestnuts - only some vivid examples of wide assortment, which makes rich tables and dishes of the Lepini mountains.
It is impossible to present so rich territory in several lines. Anyway, to be settling in this short representation wasn't our purpose. We invite you to see one of ours programms, to contact us for the necessary information and to explore these magnificent places youself.