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A cultural tour in Santa Marinella and its surroundings

Odescalchi Castle, S. Severa Castle, archaeological sites, Necropolis of Cerveteri, Rome the “eternal city”!

Odescalchi Castle.

Santa Marinella, known in Roman times as Punicum, boasts a natural harbor, used since the time of Etruscan settlements. Worth seeing, among pines and palm trees, is the majestic Odescalchi Castle dating back to the fourteenth century and located on the remains of the ancient Roman Villa of Ulpiano. Long disputed between the most important noble families of Rome, such as the Colonna and the Borgias, since 1887 it has been owned by the Odescalchi family, hence the name.

Santa Severa Castle.

A few steps from the town of Santa Marinella stands another historical building of great prestige, the Castle of Santa Severa. Crossing the walls of its fortified village you enter the Museum of the Sea, which retraces the routes followed by Ulysses and the Greek merchants, revealing the wonderful finds discovered during underwater investigations.

The necropolis of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, Unesco heritage.

A few km away from Santa Marinella you can reach Cerveteri, a Unesco heritage site, which with its Etruscan necropolis is one of the most important open-air museum sites in the Mediterranean. This journey into the Etruscan civilization continues in Tarquinia, “The first page of great Italian painting” for its exceptional painted tombs, adorned with hunting, fishing and games scenes.

Rome in 3 days!

How to discover the best of Rome in just 3 days by foot! We decided to suggest an easy and fascinating itinerary in the Eternal City! You will be able to enjoy all the beauties of the capital to the fullest, avoiding super-busy roads with cars and buses. Request to download the guide for free. Richiedi la guida da scaricare gratuitamente.