Rome and surroundings: the peculiar lake village of Anguillara Sabazia on the Lake of Bracciano

Surroundings of Rome: Anguillara Sabazia

The extraordinary beauties of Rome are known throughout the world, a city with an excellent, unparalleled cultural, historical and artistic heritage. The high number of tourists who crowd the capital every year confirm the enormous tourist potential of the eternal city, but its spectacular surroundings make a stay in Rome even more interesting. Beautiful, suggestive villages surrounded by uncontaminated nature. Not far from Rome, on the Lake of Bracciano, don't miss the beautiful lakeside village of Anguillara Sabazia.
It is a place characterized by a medieval appearance and with a significant artistic heritage, such as to capture the attention of different visitors, a town with a high tourist value also due to the lake character of the area, where it is not difficult to find remains of ancient residences or Neolithic villages. Then, let's discover what to see in Anguillara Sabazia, the splendid village in the outskirts of Rome with suggestive tourist itineraries and fantastic panoramas.

The lakeside village of Anguillara Sabazia: religious buildings, Historical Museum and Baronial Palace

The most ancient area of Anguillara Sabazia is distinguished by a series of elements of historical and artistic importance, including the sumptuous religious building of Santa Maria Assunta. Of medieval origin, the Collegiate of the charming town on the Lake of Bracciano is located on a promontory, recently restored, and today it is the main place of Catholic worship in the area. Among the religious buildings also the Church of San Francesco, the Church of the Madonna delle Grazie directly overlooking the fascinating long lake, the ancient small Church of Santissima Trinità and the Church of San Biagio are worth of a visit.
Another tourist attraction of the country is the Historical Museum of Rural Culture and Popular Culture, a place to visit to know the tradition and cultural identity of Anguillara Sabazia. Inside, you will find a large collection of artifacts, mainly old objects of daily use in the area of the Lake of Bracciano: work tools for agricultural activity, pastoralism, fishing and crafts. There are also some ancient toys, costumes and objects used during religious processions. A tour of the Historical Museum of Rural Culture and popular culture will allow you to take a step back in history and spend some pleasant time discovering history and old local traditions. Another representative building of the Lazio area is the Baronial Palace, a building with a strong architectural appeal that today houses the Town Hall. The Baronial Palace, in the heart of the historical centre, has several frescoes and a sumptuous door with a clock: a door that years ago was the entrance to the town. Inside, jealously kept in the different rooms, there are precious decorations depicting fabulous landscapes.

The lakeside village of Anguillara Sabazia: excursions to do

In recent years, this beautiful town on the Lake of Bracciano has had its tourism development, and today it is known above all by those who want to live a few days in full tranquility among woods, hilly vegetation and wonderful stretches of water. There, nature is the protagonist, and there are some very suitable hiking routes for a nice walk to discover the surrounding area. Anguillara Sabazia is a place to visit all year round because it always has something to offer in all seasons. Once there, you can take part in some interesting boat trips, spend some time fishing or take a bike ride in close contact with the fantastic nature.
Moreover, in the locality of Anguillara Sabazia there is the famous natural effervescent water of the Claudia Source, an ancient source with a long history behind it. It is a special water with characteristics directly related to the depth of the Sabatino Volcano. Acqua Claudia is one of the most famous mineral waters of the Lazio Region, for many years an inevitable protagonist on the tables of the Lazio families. There is an old building built during the Roman era, where it is still possible to admire the remains of the Roman complex dating back to the 1st century BC. The extraordinary beauty and charm of Anguillara Sabazia do not go unnoticed and even the cinema paid tribute to this town a few kilometres from Rome (about thirty). In the past, some scenes "Ecco noi per esempio" by Sergio Corbucci and "Grande, grosso e ... Verdone" with the famous Roman actor were shot in these areas: another authoritative testimony of how interesting the town is and how it is worthwhile to spend part of your time to learn about its rich tourist heritage.

The lakeside village of Anguillara Sabazia: what to see nearby

Near Anguillara Sabazia, there are other places of enormous interest, before embarking on the road back home. These places are easily reachable within a few minutes because they are only a few kilometres away, to be visited with extreme care. Let's talk about the village of Bracciano where you don't have to miss a visit to the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle and the very pretty village of Trevignano Romano. Location which obtained the famous recognition of "Blue Flag" in 2018, symbol of a quality and sustainable tourism, it is a place with an enviable surrounding nature and much more to visit. We don't discover Rome just today, it is an open-air museum where you can spend whole days to visit its artistic, cultural and historical wonders but, once in the capital, go away without dedicating part of your time to some localities such as Anguillara Sabazia, would mean losing a great opportunity. Also because it is not necessary to do long journeys, in about thirty kilometres there is so much stuff to see between nature, history and art. Better thinking about it and leave Rome with no regrets for not having seen Anguillara Sabazia and its interesting tourist beauties.

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