The Park has been established in 1997. The whole protected area has a considerable historical and archaeological value and a fascinating landscape. It is delimited by the consular roads Cassia in the west, Flaminia in the east, and by via Campagnanese in the north. Together with the parks of Appia Antica and Aniene, Veio represents one of the green wedges penetrating the urbanized area of Roma, where about the half of its development extends. The Park is situated in an area which was called in the past Agro Veienteiano, a territory controlled by the ancient Etruscan town of Veio. The complex of historical elements and monuments is completed by an extraordinary naturalistic and sometimes uncontaminated context.
The several trails developing in Veio Park give the opportunity to grasp the landscape variety of its territory in which, not far from the urban areas, gentle hills alternate with deep woody gorges crossed by watercourses and with flat valley bottoms. Along the itineraries it is possible to discover waterfalls, woods, large pastures, as well as necropolises or charming “tagliate” dug into the tufa by the Etruscans.
The trails crossing the Park are accessible on foot, and most of them on horseback, while only some of them are accessible by bike or by mountain bike for the particular morphology of the soil, and are characterized by various difficulty levels. If you don’t want to escape too much from the area of Rome by bike it’s possible to run for 35 Km visiting inside the park Prima Porta – Formello – Le Perazzeta.
Suggested accommodation in this area: OLGIATA FLAT