A beautiful village on the peaceful lake of Bracciano, about 20 miles north of Rome (Italy).
Trevignano lies on the northern shore of lake Bracciano or Sabatino. The lake is almost circular with a diameter of about 9 kilometres and is 170 metres deep in the centre. A sewage system and a strict control of the use of pesticides in the surrounding area make the water so clean that it acts as an emergency reservoir for Rome. For this reason motor boats are forbidden, making the lake ideal for sailing, canoeing and windsurfing.
This fortification of the Orsini family which was surrounded by a double wall extending as far as the lake, defended the village. It was destroyed in 1496 by Giovanni, Cesare Borgia's brother, during the war waged against the Orsini by Pope Alessandro VI Borgia who, however, did not succeed in taking Bracciano Castle.
The fortress is easily reached from the churchyard of the church of the Assumption. There is a delightful view looking over the roofs of Trevignano, the lake and the villages around it.
How about take something to drink watching this spectacular view? Imagine how nice it should be in the sunset...
Trevignano Romano in the so called "Tuscia romana" is an ideal centre for trips in a region of great tourist, artistic and natural interest. Apart from Rome (45 km), the following places of interest can be easily reached from Trevignano: Cerveteri (30 km), Bracciano (12 km), Sutri (12 km), Viterbo (45 km), Tarquinia (61 km), Tuscania (52 km), Caprarola (25 km), the hills of Tolfa and other attractive places.
Trevignano Romano 2001
This is the village of Trevignano Romano. It is on the shores of Lake Bracciano, north of Rome. I have been here 3 times, twice during the spring/summer and once for Christmas. My sister is living here at the moment, with her family, and I have had wonderful visits here! The lake itself is a great place to spend time. It is very clean and very few motorised boats are allowed on it as it is used as an extra resevoir for Rome in the hot summer months. There are sailing boats here aswell as windsurfers and canoes. There are also at least 2 campsites around the shores of the lake.
John, my brother-in-law, loves it when we come to stay. After a hard day at school, he is a teacher, he can come home, lie in the hammock, and let Daniel mow the lawn:-) Next year though, I will be here on my own and I do NOT mow lawns, well not on holiday!! Sorry John!
"Searching for Shrimp's!"
My son Daniel and my two small nephew's love this place. This is my youngest nephew just sitting at the edge of the lake looking for treasure! Shrimps, pretty stones and anything else that catches his eye!
It may be just a coincidence, but Daniel and I both believe that the best place to be on the shores of the lake is just on the other side of the road, oppostie this gelateria! They serve the BEST ice cream (try the Melon) and great cappucino!
"Freedom here I come....................!"
Daniel tried an escape bid for freedom, but he decided that he needed another ice cream so he came back!
"Freedom here I come...........part 2!"
What is it about my company that makes the children want to escape from me?? Matthew is off!