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In the center of romans castle

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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In the center of romanian castles, near beautiful summer shoppers

The origin of the name is Genzano is still disputed. Cynthia, whose cult was associated with that of Diana Nemorensis. Another version relates its origin to the Gentiani family. For others, the "tribus or gens Cynthia" originates and guardians of the cult of courage, in "Castrum Gentianum" from them the derivation of the name Genzano. During the Roman period, the area was inhabited by wealthy. The remains of many ancient Roman villas are to be found in the surroundings. The most impressive being the walls of the "Villa of the Antonini" where the later Roman emperor Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161 AD) was born. The Herculean Sarcophagus of Genzano, currently in the British Museum was found here.

In the 12th century a tower of the Gandolfi family, lord of Castel Gandolfo, existed in the site. In 1183 Pope Lucius III gave it to the Cistercian monks of St. Anastasius of Aquae Salviae in Rome. In 1235 they built a large castle around which the town later grew. In 1378 the Popes assigned it to Giordano Orsini. The Cistercians and the Column alternatively ruled Genzano until 1563, when the castle was ceded for 150,000 scudos to the Maxima, from which it was bought by Giuliano Cesarini.

Livia Cesarini, the last exponent of the family and wife of Francesco II Sforza, together with architect Giovanni Iacobini, designed and built by Genzano Nuova (New Genzano) in 1708, according to the most modern urban planning of that time. The painter Maratti was one of the citizens who settled in Livia Sforza-Cesarini's new town.

In 1873 it was decided that the name of the town should be confused within the postal service as Genzano.

It was seat of numerous peasant revolts; during World War II it suffered heavy damage under Allied bombings, which destroyed 90 percent of its buildings.

In June, at the folkloristic and religious exhibition, the "Infiorata" is held. A whole street (Via Italo Belardi) is covered with allegorical carpets of flowers and a masked parade. The event was held for the first time in 1778. Each year the artist suggestions must conform to a previously agreed upon theme, such as "The Colors of Michelangelo", or "The Designs of Bernini". In Spring it has become traditional at "mini Infiorata" made by the children from the local schools.

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Member since: 2017
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July 21, 2018


Genzano di Roma Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $231.16

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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