I really like Trevignano Romano and, in my opinion is the nicest, or at least the best preserved among the towns on the lake.
It rises directly on the shores of the lake and boasts a really impressive lakefront, especially in autumn when the plane trees are tinged with the typical colors of this season.
The lake front is entirely pedestrian and runs along the sides of the pier. Starting from the pedestrian square in front of the pier, if you proceed to the left you go to the restaurant area featuring outdoor tables, while on the right begins the long promenade bordered by plane trees.
The walk is well taken care of, there are many bars where you can sit down to have a coffee, to have an aperitif, or an ice-cream while admiring the beautiful panorama. I do recommend you to rest at one of this bar and enjoy stunning sunsets.
At the end of the walk, on the right there is a well-equipped playground, with a fitness area overlooking the lake, a skating rink and a football pitch. Also inside the playground there is a bar. Inside the park it is also possible to bring bicycles.
Both the lake promenade and the playground are frequented throughout the year, especially at weekends when people travel for a trip out of town.
Even Trevignano Romano boasts a very ancient history, in fact it was an Etruscan settlement, as evidenced by the many necropolis that stretch for about three kilometers behind the town. The archaeological finds found are kept at the Museo Civico Archeologico, whose headquarters are on the ground floor of the town hall building.
Walking up the streets of the old town you can reach the church of S. Maria Assunta of sixteenth-century origin, then rebuilt in Baroque style.
Through a path, which takes from the square in front of the church, you can get to the fortress dating back to the thirteenth century and erected at the behest of Pope Innocent III.
In 1496 the fortress was destroyed by the papal army under the orders of Giovanni Borgia, during the war unleashed against the Orsini by Pope Alexander VI Borgia.
It is worth going up to the fortress to admire the splendid panorama of the lake and the surrounding villages.
If you are in Rome, or in Bracciano try to plan a day trip to Trevignano Romano because it really deserves a lot.
How to reach Trevignano
Trevignano does not have a train station, therefore you have to reach Bracciano and then take a bus connecting the surrounding areas.
From the North
Highway A1 (Autostrada del Sole) Magliano Sabina exit
Proceed towards Civita Castellana – Nepi – via Cassia ss. 2 towards Rome, then take the ramp to Trevignano Romano.
From the Grande Raccordo Anulare (G.R.A.) take exit 5 via Cassia Veientana (ss.2 bis)
Via Cassia (ss.2) – then exit for Trevignano Romano
From the Leonardo da Vinci airport (Fiumicino)
Motorway of the airport towards Rome
Take the Grande Raccordo Anulare (G.R.A.) towards Florence. Take exit 5 via Cassia Veientana (ss.2 bis), then Via Cassia (ss.2) and then exit for Trevignano Romano.