Rocca Priora

Rocca Priora is situated on the external border of the area hosting Castelli Romani. The village overlooks on one side via Anagnina which leads to Lariano and on the other side the beautiful valley crossed from the motorway A1 that offers to travelers the view of Monti Prenestini which are the first mounts you can see white in case of snow.
The village still retains a medieval structure perched on the steep hill and look decadent….. but perhaps this is its charm.
Several aristocratic families owned the castle (the Counts of Tusculum, Annibaldi, Colonna, Savelli) up to the family Rospigliosi who held the property until 1870 when Rocca Priora became municipality.

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Some famous people have had a strong relationship with Rocca Priora:
Marco Amelia soccer player of the national team awarded several times. He founded in Rocca Priora and Rocca di Papa the project “Football Academy Marco Amelia”. Daniela Ceccarelli was born in Rocca Priora, skier specialist in the speed disciplines. Was part of athletic group of Golden Flames of the State Police. Super Giant Golden Medal in 2002. Gregorio Maltzeff, Russian painter, he decorated the churches of Rocca Priora and many other churches in Castelli Romani. Maestro Benedetto Robazza, painter and sculptor. Hi is the author of the statue of the hors at the entrance of the village. It seems is also the author of the statue of “Narcissus” which is said to have the face of his great friend the famous actor Giuliano Gemma also known abroad like Montgomery Wood.