Enjoy our new Hiking Experience!
Need an energizing day in the countryside? Join us for our archeotrekking journey on the roman hills!
10 AM – 4 PM
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On Monday we go on Hiking! Join the Wiki crew in a journey thru the roman hills. Starting from Wiki Hostel we will arrive to the precious Castel San Pietro Romano passing through the countryside, the ancient “Praeneste” (Palestrina) and Mount Ginestro. An archeotrekking experience between the history of ancient rome and “praeneste” and the sweet greens of the roman hills countryside. Plus a final delicious lunch at a typical “trattoria” (family owned casual restaurant serving typical local food). And finally a ride back to the hostel provided by the Wiki crew!asta. Original is better!
if we got a nice weather and the season is not too hot we will hike from Wiki Hostel to Castel San Pietro Romano
about 11km in 3/4 hours (6 km easy walk plus 4 km mount’s trekking)
if we got a nice weather and is super hot season we will provide a Wiki Shuttle ride to Castel San Pietro and than walk in the nature
about 6km in 3 hours (trekking in the forest plus walking tour in the village)
Reserve in advance your place to confirm this experience!
ADM GUESTS: 20 EUR (guided tour + typical lunch + ride back)
Sign up on our WIKI HOSTEL APP or on the form at Wiki Hostel Desk
What we provide…
customized guided archeotrekking (leaded by our crew and local friends/hostel volunteers), social lunch at trattoria (starter: assorted local “antipasto” + main course: tris of home-made typical pasta! + wine cookies for wine sipping!) … a lot of infos about our local culture, history and landscaping!
What you should bring with you?
hiking comfortable shoes and clothes, rain jacket (in case of rain) / warm jacket (on cold season), water bottle, small backpack, hat and sunglasses, sunscreen/insects protection (if you got sensitve skin)… we suggest photographic equipment (if you got it;)
Condition you need to join this activity …
Just good health condition … to taste and drink alcohol 🙂
18 years old minimum age
Conditions we need to confirm this activity ..
a minimum of 6 fellow travellers signed up!
No specific weather conditions needed
Castel San Pietro Romano is an enchanting village with a stunning view of Rome and roman hills (up to the coastline on clear days!). Just elected as one of the most beautiful village of Italy (“Borghi Belli d’Italia) and already well knows for being set of italian film industry for “cult” movies as “Pane, Amore e Fantasia” (“Bread, Love and Dreams”), Castel San Pietro Romano represented in the past the “arx” of the “ancient praeneste” …
Monte Ginestro is the mount where is settled Palestrina (on the half bottom) and Castel San Pietro Romano (ot the top), the origin of the name is due to the “ginestra” beautiful yellow flowers well visible everywhere on summer time …
Palestrina is the “ancient Praeneste”. With origin attributed to the ancient Ulysses and already existing from about the 7th century BC it was in continual war against Rome or her allies, and was defeated by Cincinnatus. Eventually in 354 and in 338 the Romans were victorious and Praeneste was punished by the loss of portions of its territory, becoming a city allied to Rome. Its citizens were offered Roman citizenship in 90 BC in the Social War, when concessions had to be made by Rome to cement necessary alliances. Praeneste was chiefly famed for its Temple of Fortuna Primigenia connected with the oracle known as the Praenestine lots (sortes praenestinae). The remains of the sanctuary still standing today were constructed sometime around 120 BC as a spectacular series of terraces, exedras and porticos on four levels down the hillside, linked by monumental stairs and ramps. The modern town is built on the ruins of the famous temple of Fortuna Primigenia and the Archeological National Museum of Palestrina. The centre of the city was destroyed by Allied bombings during World War II; but that brought the ancient remains of the sanctuary to light. The town it is also famous for being hometown of “Pierluigi da Palestrina”, an italian Renaissance composer of scared music and best knows 16th century representative of the Roman School of musical compositio, reason way the town stil now organize worlwide polyphonic music and choirs happenings…