80 km south from Rome, there is a costal lake with a small fishermen village, a 1700s Villa and a beautiful countryside where time seems to have stopped.
Fogliano is the locals favourite place where to spend some time in the open air and surrounded by the beautiful nature and history, either for a stroll, a family pic-nic or to dedicate some time to birdwatching.
Fogliano is the biggest of the 4 costal lakes that can be found in the province of Latina and it receives and gives out the water from and to the sea through two canals therefore, contrarily from what is a classical lake, its waters are salted.
Walking around visistors can see buffalos quitely grazing or laying in the mud and a great variety of birds getting the feel of what this place must have looked like before the 1930s reclamation. Visitors can walk or take a bikeride on a path that goes along one side of the lake.
Borgo Fogliano was a fishermen village on the banks of the lake. This area had been inhabited since the Prehistoric times.
The Caetani family, owners of the lake in the 1700s, built all the structures that can be seen nowadays. The “Hunting House” was built around the second half of the 18th century to host the Earl of Albany and the Cardinal of York, both nephews of James Stuart II, during their hunting trips.
Later the English Villa was added to the complex with its typical exterior that reminds of Tudor architectural style.