At the President’s house: from the 20th September the Tenuta di Castelporziano will be open. An exclusive visit amongst history and nature
The presidential estate of Castelporziano opens its gates to visitors. An authentic beauty just outside Rome, it is a natural reserve of over 6,000 hectares on which 1,000 species vegetate and 3,000 animals are bred.
A place where history rules: here are found traces of pre-historic settlements, and later became the seat and hunting reserve of Imperial Rome to then become a Church property, a royal estate, and finally the summer residence of the President of the Republic. As reported by the daily Il Messaggero, the project was strongly supported by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella: from the 20th September, therefore, seven different itineraries will be available: five natural routes, a historic-artistic one and an archaeological-natural one.
Giudei Tours move through the castle and the Carriage hall, the archaeological museum and the Villa imperiale di Tor Paterno, amongst dears, tortoises, monumental cork trees and about fifty small natural pools hidden in the woods. The various tours are reserved to groups of maximum 30 people and need to be booked, especially for organised groups, with quite some advance directly on the Quirinale website.
The tours, held by young University interns, include entrance to the site with ecological buses made available by the Regione Lazio. “Necessary precautions since we are dealing with a natural reserve of the State where one must enter very cautiously”, emphasised Giovanni Grasso, from the Department of Information of the President of the Republic.