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History and Tourism:

The town of Nepi is located in the Lazio region in the province of Rome. And 'place on a high promontory tuffaceous about 230 mt., Is crossed by two streams, the Puzzolo and Falisco. The origins of the country are veryancient traceable back to prehistoric times. According to legend, the name comes from "Nepa" in Etruscan signica "water"; in this area in fact still gush excellent mineral waters. In ancient times many civilizations dominated the area: one of the most famous include the Falisci and the Etruscans who left important architectural works in the city. After the Etruscans came the Romans, who instituted a colony with Furio Camillo.

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Later even the barbarians and Saracens invaded Nepi, which only in 1131 became a free city. Many noble families lived in Nepi: the most important for the city were the Borgias and the Farnese, who in the sixteenth century. they attended to enlarge the Rocca dei Borgia. Nepi besides producing excellent mineral waters, is also famous for the production of beef. On August 24 Nepi celebrates Saints Ptolemy and Romano, patrons of the city.

Things to see:

Nepi offers visitors many archaeological sites of great historical and artistic value. You may start to see the city from the Cathedral, which stands on a pre-existing building from Roman times, a temple which was placed at the highest point of the city reached by consular Amerina. The interior has five naves and contains numerous works including a sarcophagus, untrittico of Giulio Romano and San Girolamo attributed to A. Mantegna. Continue the visit to the Town Hall, built by the Farnese, with a clock tower in the center. In the Palace there is the Civic Museum which houses archaeological finds from Faliscan, Etruscan and Roman. One of the most important monuments of Nepi is the Fortress of Borgia, designed by A. da Sangallo the Elder, was built on a structure of Etruscan, has massive walls that surround the town. Other important monuments are the Church of St. Ptolemy, the Church of St. Blaise, the 'Aqueduct of the' 700 and the Baths of Gracchi.

How to reach from Sans Soucis Relais & Spa:

Through Provincial Road 1 / SP1- distance of 19 km - drive time 24 min.