Set in a fascinating landscape, just a few kilometres from the border between Lazio and Tuscany, the medieval village of Farnese links its history and architecture to the dynasty of the same name of military commanders and churchmen, who originated in this territory.
The name of the town, and consequently of the House of Farnese, derives from the forests of farnie (a variety of oak) that surround the town. This type of tree also stands proudly on the municipal coat of arms, which decorates the town's streets and monuments. To learn more about the role the Farnese family played in the artistic development of the town, visit the churches of Santa Maria della Neve and Santissimo Salvatore, which are rich in works of art.
As is often the case with settlements in Tuscia, Farnese is also perched on an impregnable tufa rock, a volcanic material typical of this area and used to construct most of the buildings. The typical medieval character of this village convinced the director Luigi Comencini to film some scenes of Le Aventure di Pinocchio (1972) in Farnese, a television adaptation of the famous novel by Carlo Collodi.