Mazzano Romano is a comune (municipality) of 3.120 inhabitants in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Latium, located about 35 km (22 miles) north of Rome in the direction of Via Cassia. Formerly known as Mazzano, the suffix “Romano” was given after the unification of Italy in 1861, to distinguish the municipality from a homonymous town nearby Brescia in the region of Lombardy.
Mazzano Romano borders the municipalities of Calcata, Campagnano di Roma, Castel Sant’Elia, Faleria, Magliano Romano and Nepi.
The medieval Mazzano is first mentioned in 945, it is one of the villages that formed from the great estate assembled by Pope Adrian I about 780, his Domusculta Capracorum. It includes the Regional Park of Veii.
Mazzano Romano has been many times a set for cinema production. Some of the most important movies shooted in Mazzano and in the Monte Gelato locality in the municipality of Mazzano are:
The Flowers of St. Francis (in Italian, Francesco, giullare di Dio, or “Francis, God’s Jester“) is a 1950 film directed by Roberto Rossellini and co-written by Federico Fellini.
Destination Piovarolo (Italian: Destinazione Piovarolo) is a 1955 Italian comedy film directed by Domenico Paolella.
They Call Me Trinity (Italian: Lo chiamavano Trinità…) is a 1970 Italian Spaghetti Western comedy film written and directed by Enzo Barboni (under the pseudonym of E.B. Clucher) and produced by Italo Zingarelli.
Between Miracles (Italian: Per grazia ricevuta) is a 1971 Italian commedia all’italiana film written and directed by Italian actor Nino Manfredi, in his debut as feature film director.
Fiorina la vacca (Fiorina the Cow) is a 1972 commedia sexy all’italiana directed by Vittorio De Sisti. The film, loosely based on several works by Ruzante, is an example of the Decamerotici genre popular in the early 1970s.
Superfantozzi is an Italian film from 1986. It is the fifth film in the saga of the unlucky clerk Ugo Fantozzi, played by its creator, Paolo Villaggio. In this film, Fantozzi is portrayed in a surreal historical journey, from Genesis to the far future.
The Regional Park Valle del Treja
Between the municipalities of Mazzano Romano and Calcata, respectively in the Province of Rome and Viterbo, lies The Regional Park Valle del Treja. Established in 1982, the park covers a territory of 650 hectares located in the middle stretch of the river Treja, right tributary of the Tiber.
Link to the institutional page of the Regional Park Valle del Treja
How to get there
To reach Mazzano Romano from Rome, travel along the Cassia bis (SS2bis) – Cassia Veientana for 34 km. Take the exit toward Trevignano / Mazzano and turn right in the direction of Mazzano Romano. Continue for 8 km on Provincial Road 16b. When you reach the roundabout in the entrance of the village turn right into Via Romana to reach the city’s historic centre.
With public transport:
Take the Cotral bus from Saxa Rubra station. For the timetables, visit the bus company’s site. If you wonder how to get to Saxa Rubra station, visit Moovit. From Flaminio station (A line metropolitan from Termini station) you can take the train line FC3 (Flaminio – Montebello).