Free tours of palaces and castles in Lazio region

80 historic sites in Lazio region open to visitors from 25-28 April.

The Lazio Region holds the second edition of Dimore storiche del Lazio, opening the doors of its historic private homes and architecturally-important buildings, from 25-28 April.

This second event will feature 80 sites including castles, monasteries, churches, convents, palaces, parks and villas. The list includes 9 sites in the province of Frosinone, 13 in the province of Latina, 6 in the province Rieti, 29 in the province of Rome, and 16 in the province of Viterbo.

The 80 sites, which are otherwise closed to the public, include Palazzo Barberini in Palestrina, Villa Borghese in Nettuno, Palazzo Sforza Cesarini in Genzano, the Casa Gotica in Tivoli and Castello Colonna in Genazzano.

Villa Borghese in Nettuno

The visits, which are free, are organised in collaboration with Lazio Innova, the Istituto regionale ville tuscolane, the Associazione Dimore storiche italiane and the Associazione parchi e giardini d'Italia.

It is possible to book all tours by 26 April by writing to dimorestoriche@tosc.it (downloading a form from the website) or by calling tel. 0632810961.

Each person can book a maximum of four people per location. For full information see Regione Lazio website.