From archaeological sites to churches, downtown shops and a tour of the Orsini Castle, maybe with a taste of local products to top it all.
Entering the town centre from Porta Capena, take Via Roma to Piazza Giacomo Matteotti where the Church of Santo Stefano Nuovo is located, opposite the Orsini Castle.
A few kilometres from the centre, on Via Tiberina, is the Lucus Feroniae.
NOT TO BE MISSED
- The Orsini Ducal Castle
Built in the late-15th century by the Orsini family, some of its most illustrious guests were: Pope Alexander VI, Cesare Borgia and the poet Pietro Bembo. After a turbulent history, in 1993 it was purchased by the Municipality of Fiano.
The various watchtowers are dominated by the ‘Keep’, with its circular base and a height of 30 metres. The visit includes many rooms full of works of art and, not to be missed, the wonderful view from the Castle terrace where the gaze extends over the surrounding green countryside.
- Church of Santo Stefano Nuovo
In the heart of the town, opposite the Castle, stands this church with its simple and linear Romanesque architecture, flanked by a bell tower.
Inside are the Orsini tombs and some frescoes from the church of Santa Maria ad Pontem. Of particular note is the Chapel of the Annunziata, with an altarpiece attributed to the school of Pinturicchio, and, near the apse, the medieval bell (1278) of the ancient and now deconsecrated Church of San Biagio
- Mural on land occupation and the struggle for development
Completed in 1972 by Ettore de Conciliis and Rocco Falciano, it is located just outside the old-town centre. It is a painting-sculpture inspired by Mexican muralism which celebrates the peasant-farmer and worker’s movement in favour of social justice and environmental protection.
Panzerotti alla romana: fried dough dumplings filled with ham and cheese to be enjoyed piping hot.