Barbarano Romano is located in the middle of a protected natural area, the Parco Regionale Marturanum. The originally 10th-century settlement was expanded in the following centuries. The territory around the city contains more ancient attractions.
Top 10 tourist attractions Barbarano Romano
01. Etruscan Necropolises
In the natural area surrounding the town are several Etruscan necropolises.
02. City walls and towers
The city walls, first with only square towers, to which round towers were later added, date back to the 14th century. The Torrione di Porta Romana has a bell from 1863. An older ring largely collapsed in the 1930s.
03. Roman city gate
The associated drawbridge is no longer there, but the ancient Roman gateway to the city can still be seen. This is part of a tower built in the 15th century.
04. Palazzo dei Priori
The Palazzo dei Priori used to be the seat of the city’s notables and still is, although it has been renamed Palazzo Comunale. It was partly built on the oldest city walls, which later collapsed. The tower first attached to it also toppled in 1930.
05. Chiesa del Crocifisso
The 12th-century Chiesa del Crocifisso features a crucifix from the 16th century. The church consists of a single nave with two side chapels.
06. Sant’Angelo Church and Archaeological Museum
The Sant’Angelo complex, which used to include a cemetery, was built in the 13th century. The church has been desecrated and the complex now houses the Museo Archeologico delle Necropoli Rupestri.
07. Santa Maria del Piano Church
The Santa Maria del Piano Church was built in the 13th century and completely restored in the 15th century. In recent years, a number of wall paintings have come to light.
08. Santa Maria Assunta Church
The Santa Maria Assunta Church (11th century) is one of the oldest in the city. The last renovation took place in the 18th century. The highlight is a fresco from the 14th century with a “Breastfeeding Madonna between Saints Giovanni and Sant’Antonio Abate.”
09. Palazzo Mastino
The Palazzo Mastini (16th century) is now city property.
10. San Giuliano Necropolis
The San Giuliano Necropolis is among the most important excavations around Barbarano Romano, with objects dating back even to prehistoric times.