Fields, hills and trees hide the farm’s surrounding urbanisation and cover an area of more than 174 hectares. The estate is big enough to give you the peaceful sensation of being far away from town even though it is very close to it. Pine rows flank the dirt access road and mark the back of the hills where flocks of sheep graze. The small Crémera river flows in a narrow valley with marsh vegetation and fauna. This is a typical view of the Roman countryside with wonderful landscapes featured by numerous artists in the past. Many native species of plants and trees among which a three hundred years old cork oak, create the ideal environment for a wild fauna that includes foxes, boars, water birds, and more. An impressive arch carved in tufa stone, unfortunately threatened by erosion but still monumental, was made by the Etruscans along the road connecting the town of Veio to Rome over two thousand years ago.
The green protected area of the Parco di Veio, within which the farm is located, is rich in sites of interest, starting with the ruins of the Etruscan capital city near Isola Farnese. At Fosso del Piordo, having passed an old water mill fully functional till 1950, you can find the picturesque Mola waterfall. In the archaeological area it is possible to visit the most ancient Etruscan painted tombs and the sanctuary of Portonaccio with the temple of Minerva, one of the most worshipped in ancient times. This is also the area where the famous polychrome clay statue of Apollo di Veio (end of VI century b.C.) was found, attributed to Etruscan sculptor Vulca and now displayed at the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia in Rome.
This territory was not only inhabited by the Etruscans. The ancient Romans built Villa di Livia (1st century b.C.) only 20 minutes away by car. In the Middle Ages the via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim road going from France to Rome, crossed these hills. The medieval villages of Campagnano, Formello, Castelnuovo, Magliano Romano, Mazzano Romano, Morlupo and Riano are also interesting sites to visit.