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Rome Countryside – Guidonia Montecelio, Mentana and Fonte Nuova

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archaeological natural park dell’Inviolata

The Municipality of Guidonia Montecelio, located on the outskirts of the capital and hosts a vast countryside area,  has the third most populous municipality in Lazio.

Via dell’Inviolata passes through the homonymous archaeological natural park, marred not so much by the second largest landfill in Lazio as by the continuous abandonment of waste along the entire road.

Here you can see toys of children, mattresses and refrigerators. A show that does not honor the archaeological finds that include mausoleums, villas and tombs from the Roman time.

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The landscape improves as you approach the town of Santa Lucia, where you can see the first sparse and pleasant spaces. You will feel be motivated to continue the road trip adventure in the difficult paths that surround the delightful countryside in Mentana.

You will soon find the stables where you can see donkeys and horses. Once the place is where the battle that the French armies stopped the Garibaldi army marching on Rome, today it is a village that stands on a placid hill.

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Fonte Nuova

Finally, you can return to the Grande Raccordo Anulare between the large green spaces that surround Via Nomentana in the municipality of Fonte Nuova. The area contains the towns of Tor Lupara and Santa Lucia, which separated from Mentana in 2000, creating a new countryside municipality without a true center.

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Written by Enrico, Translated by Hua and Photo from Hua

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