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Monte due Torri


The due Torri hill (415 metres above the sea level) towers over the nearby cultivated land. It is characterized by rich woods, with high trunk trees. This cone-shaped hill is the result of the first phase of eruptions of the Campi di Annibale's volcano. It belongs as a reserve to the Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani.

Area's natural characteristics
While seeing this hill what is really astonishing is the different type of vegetation growing along the slopes. Moving from the northern slope towards the southern one there are caduceus oaks, English oaks and evergreen ilexes. The southern side, exposed to the sun and to the winds blowing from the sea, it is characterized by bushes of brooms called “Scopiglia” in the Castelli Romani Area. As the diffusion of the broom it is concerned, it has to be considered that this kind of plant grows very well in the volcanic area, and particularly in those areas destroyed by fires and disforestation, as it is a ‘pioneer' plant. The fauna is characterized by those species typical of woods: blackcaps, tits, and great titmice, robins and blackbirds. From this hill it is possible to watch swallows and house-martins. At the entrance of the farm-holiday ‘Monte due Torri', there is a pond, where dozens of birds belonging to these two kinds circle. It is easy to recognize the swallow: it flies near the ground and has a forked tail, black and bluish plumage on its back and red feathers on the throat. The house-martins have the same black plumage on the back, but on the tail has a white spot. These two kinds eat flying insects, very common near the water.

This hill can be easily reached by Genzano di Roma. From Via Appia (S.S 7) turn to the by-pass, then take via Lombardi, cross via Monte Giove towards the Nettunense. This twenty-hectare-wide area can be accessed to through the farm-holiday ‘Monte due Torri', where there are paths leading on the hill's peak.

Roads and Public Transports
By Car: From Rome, cross via appia (SS 7, slip-road 23 of the G.R.A.) following the road signs to Albano Laziale and Genzano. The car can be parked in front of the farm-holiday.
By Train: The nearest Railway Station (Albano Laziale) is at a distance of 6 kilometres from this place. The line is: Rome-Albano Laziale.There is a train starting each hour from Rome. It will take you 50 minutes to reach Albano Laziale. For information on train timetable call the phone number 848888088 or visit the web page
By Bus: Rome-Velletri. (Cotral bus service phone number 800431784, phone number 067222153) from the underground station ‘Anagnina' of the Linea A. The bus stop is at the centre of Genzano, where you can take a local bus to reach the farm-holiday, (one-kilometre distance)

Geology, Botany

The entrance to the wood is free. For information on guided visits phone to the Farm-holiday “Monte Due Torri”, via Monte Giove n.119, Genzano di Roma, phone number 069363276 - 069396079, fax 0693955403.

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Further Information
Web sites:,
Books: Bassani P., Lotti L., 1992. Alberi e arbusti del Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani. Casa editrice del Parco dei Castelli Romani, Rocca di Papa (RM); AA.VV., 1996. Quattordici sentieri tra natura e archeologia dei Castelli Romani e Prenestini. Editore XI Townstà Montana del Lazio Castelli Romani e Prenestini, via della Pineta 69, Rocca Priora (RM).

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