Anguillara Sabazia

Anguillara Sabazia is a municipality in the metropolitan city of Rome Capital and is a characteristic lakeside village located on the reliefs of the Sabatini Mountains, on a promontory on the south-eastern shore of Lake Bracciano. Anguillara, especially in its oldest part, offers interesting and evocative tourist itineraries thanks to its monuments and its panorama. Its foundation dates back to the Republican period of ancient Rome, around the 1st or 2nd century BC. The town was completely rebuilt in the sixteenth century, but many houses retain their medieval structure with overlapping rooms. In the area there is the Sorgente Claudia, a well-known natural effervescent water which also takes on a historical interest as what remains of the ancient establishment built in Roman times can still be observed today. Furthermore, under Lake Bracciano there is a Neolithic village dating back to around 8000 years ago, located near the locality “La Marmotta”. During the underwater excavations, important finds were recovered, including five dugout canoes in particular. Also interesting are the religious monuments and the ancient defense system of the village located in the upper part of the town.