Surrounded by Simbruini Mountains, Ernici Mountains, and Cantari Mountains, Trevi nel Lazio (821m) is situated in the highest section of Aniene Valley.
The centuries-old beech forests surrounding the town are the natural setting of Colle Clemente, where the town rises. At the top of the hill, there is the so-called "Civita" dominated by Caetani Castle, a 9th century fortress built on a huge calcareous boulder and surrounded by one of the two circles of walls characterizing the town perimeter.
Among the tourist proposals offered by the town, there is the Museum of the Plants which also houses the Park Visitor Center.
The theme chosen for Trevi nel Lazio Visitor Center is "vegetation", illustrated in all its aspects and facets, including traditional uses: botanic, aromatic, and healing uses.
The vegetation is formed by the group of plants living in balance with the environment, according to the disposition they have chosen. If you study the single species, you are studying the "flora" of a territory, and the Visitor Center presents the arboreal and shrub species of the Simbruini area. The vegetation characterizing the Park is rich and formed by vast beech and oak tree forests covering the slopes of the mountains and extraordinary ilex tree forests characterizing the area between Jenne, Subiaco, and Cervara di Roma; the riparian vegetation strip extending along Aniene Valley is very interesting both for its variety and the integrity of the environment. The presence of the common butterwort in the wetlands is of great interest: it is a very rare carnivorous plant discovered in Simbruini.
The structure of the Visitor Center includes an outdoor area where the Park vegetation is divided into vegetable areas and a congress hall at the schools' disposal for environmental education activities.
A hall of the structure houses the route of the river Aniene and the relief model of the whole protected area territory.
From the 5th to the 19th of August every day opening from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For further information, please call the Park Communication Office: +39 0774 827221 or the Visitor Center +39 0774 527663.