How to reach
A1 Highway exit Orte - Viterbo, go up to reach exit Viterbo Sud - Via Cassia direction Roma, Reach Manzanita and continue in direction of Monterano - Tolfa Canale, at km 31, turn left following the indication for Stigliano.
Roma - Civitavecchia Highway , Cerveteri exit, continue for Bracciano and Manziana and continue in direction of Canale Monterano - Tolfa, at km. 31, turn left following the above specifications for Stigliano.
The mainfeature of Stigliano is the thermal waters.
The nine springs and the two streams crossing it make of it a unique place. After a century of abandon, the Imperial SPA, the hotel, the 18th century village and the park have recovered their splendor.
Thermal and curative, these waters vaunt a history thousands of years long. After the Etruscans, the first to be charmed by this place, the Romans chose Stigliano as a residential spa. Some vestiges of the antiquity of the Stygian Terme can still be admired in the park such as the ruins of the baths and the consular road.
Already in 18th century the prince Altieri restored to the Stygian Waters their ancient thermal role by reopening the baths to the public, building near the sources a hotel and a small church, which gave life to a small village.
The presence of the deep running thermal waters made the flora of Stigliano extraordinarily exuberant in form and color.
The twenty-hectare park completely restored by the marchioness Umberta Patrizi Montoro along a magic path traced by the omnipresent water courses which animate hills, clearings and moats while populating them with streams and lakelets to make this land fertile. Maple, centuries old oak, holm oak, sessile oak, hazel, tamarisk and giant bamboo compose a dream-like geometry with the predominant expanse of Roman Pine. Herons, hawks, owls, porcupines, badgers, foxes, weasels and stone martens are the most assiduous guests of Stigliano.
It hardly seems credible that such an oasis of harmony and well-being might exist in the immediate neighborhood of Rome.
Today, Stigliano is an ideal conjugation between natural beauty and architectural balance. After the restoration, the hotel, village and Imperial Baths return to life and gloriously take on their role to which they have been destined for thousands of years.