Regional Natural Reserves belonging to the City of Rome
Municipality of Rome - Areas run by the RomaNatura Agency
Year of establishment
Municipalities involved in the Lazio Region
c/o Villa Mazzanti - Via Gomenizza, 81
HOW TO GET THERE:
911 or 48 from Piazza Mazzini, 991 or 999 from the Metro A OTTAVIANO-SAN PIETRO Station, 32 from Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 280 from Piazza Mancini, 88 from Via Val d'Ala.
INFORMATION AND USEFUL NUMBERS:
Entrance: Via Gomenizza 81, Via della Camilluccia 112
The Monte Mario Reserve plays an important role for Rome, not just in naturalistic terms but also with regard to culture. In fact, Villa Mazzant, the headquarters of Roma Natura, and Villa Mellini which houses the Astronomical Observatory both lie within the reserve area. The terrain is formed of ancient sands and gravel allowing us to reconstruct the geological history of the area in which the city of Rome developed.
Typical Mediterranean vegetation like the ilex, cork-oak, and cistus in the lower areas; submontane conditions in the higher areas with the hornbeam, lime, maple, manna-ash, hazel, privet, and cornel.
There are rodents including the house mouse and wood mouse, and birds like the robin, blackbird, long-tailed tit, green-finch, goldfinch, jackdaw and starling.
EXCURSIONS, GUIDED TOURS, OPEN-AIR ACTIVITIES:
Free guided visits at weekends.