Day tour near Rome: Walking tour on Mount Soratte
Are you planning a day tour near Rome? Join us to discover Mount Soratte in a walking tour combining nature, history and art.
PRICES (per person)
from 45 €
Mount Soratte and Soratte bunker are located approximately 40km north of Rome, rising to 691 mt and cutting from the rest of the landscape in a natural reserve.
The Mount was mentioned by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe himself in his Italian Journey, where he wrote “Soracte stands out by itself in magnificent solitude. Probably this mountain is made of limestone and belongs to the Apennines.”
Between 1937 and 1944, Il Duce, Benito Mussolini, ordered the excavation of over 4km of tunnels into Monte Soratte as an ammunition store (the largest bunker in Europe). During World War II, Field Marshal Albert Kesserling also moved his headquarters to the bunkers. Moreover German troops used the tunnels and bunkers as a hiding place for around 10 months, between 1943 and 1944.
After the end of the war, the tunnels were re-employed at the height of the Cold War, as an anti-atomic bunker for the Italian Prime Minister, in the advent of a nuclear war.
Covered by state secret during many years, this place is now open to the public and can be visited with a guide.
DAY TOUR NEAR ROME “MOUNT SORATTE” – THIS TRIP INCLUDES
- A half-day’s walking tour to Mount Soratte accompanied by local experts who will teach you about its origin, natural and historical characteristics
- packed lunch to be consumed on Mount Soratte
- entry to and guided tour of the Bunker
Monte Soratte – Sant’Oreste (Rm)
Departure time 9 am
Lunch at restaurant upon request
DepartureMonte Soratte, 00060 Sant'Oreste RM
Monte Soratte, 00060 Sant'Oreste RM