How to reach
A1 Highway exit Orte - Viterbo, go up to reach exit Viterbo Sud - Via Cassia direction Roma, Reach Manzanita and continue in direction of Monterano - Tolfa Canale, at km 31, turn left following the indication for Stigliano.
Roma - Civitavecchia Highway , Cerveteri exit, continue for Bracciano and Manziana and continue in direction of Canale Monterano - Tolfa, at km. 31, turn left following the above specifications for Stigliano.
Water governs Stigliano: the nine different springs and two rivers which flow through it make it unique. These waters are thermal and curative and boast a millenary history. After the Etruscans, the first to be fascinated by the enchantment of the place were the Romans, who chose Stigliano as a thermal residence. Some vestiges of the Termae Stygianae can still be admired in the park, such as the ruins of the Roman baths, extended by Emperor Tiberius, and the consular road. Already in the eighteenth century Prince Altieri restored the aquae stygianae to their ancient usage. He reopened the thermal baths to the public and built a hotel and small church near the springs, giving life to a little village. Now, after a century of neglect,
the Imperial baths, hotel, eighteenth century village and park have
reacquired their ancient splendour and act as a meeting point between
natural and constructed beauty.
The presence of thermal waters which flow deep down has made the
flora at Stigliano extraordinarily lush. The exceptional microclimate
enriches the typical flora of Latium with endemic species.
The twenty hectare park, completely restored by the Marchioness
Umberta Patrizi Montoro, follows a magic itinerary traced by the
ever-present water. Maples, ancient oaks, holm oaks, sessile oaks,
hazels, tamarisks and giant bamboos mingle with the predominant stretches of Roman pines in dream-like geometry. In the sophisticated
play of scent and colour even the fauna of the park is extraordinarily
varied and herons, falcons, owls, porcupines, badgers, foxes,
weasels and stone martens are all assiduous guests.