How To Visit The Lake Of Martignano

Lake Martignano or Lake Alsietino is of volcanic origin and is located in Lazio in the province of Rome.

It has an area of ​​about 2,500 square kilometers, and its coasts are divided between the municipalities of Rome, Anguillara Sabazia, and Campagnano di Roma.

 It has a maximum depth of 60 meters and is suitable for swimming in the summer season.

No inhabited center overlooks its coasts, so over the years, it has remained uncontaminated to immerse yourself in nature

The place is beautiful to visit and is ideal for spending a pleasant day between horseback riding, canoeing, cycling, and trekking through established routes.


The lake of Martignano can be reached without problems by car along the Cassia up to Anguillara and following the signs for “Parco Naturale Lago di Martignano.” You can park your car in a dedicated area with variable rates:

4.00 full day;

3.00 in the afternoon;

free for residents of Anguillara Sabazia.

Parking area

From the parking lot, there are about 900 meters of the path to reach the banks, which can be traveled either on foot or with the convenient shuttle for only 1 euro A / R.

The shuttle service operates from 09.00 to 19.00.

If you take the shuttle, you will be dropped off on a square not far from the shore, and you will have to go down a descent of about 300 meters.

The descent, as mentioned, ends on the shores of the lake.


The beaches are both free and equipped, very well kept; in the innermost part, there are many characteristic trees of the lake areas and meadows as far as the eye can see.

The establishments provide sterilized sunbeds, umbrellas, and rental services for sailing boats (with attached courses), canoes, and kayaks.

You can decide whether to go to the free beach or to an establishment.

Care must be taken because the free beaches are contiguous to the establishments, so it is difficult to distinguish them, and you risk paying for their services.

The lake is part of the Bracciano-Martignano Natural Park where there are many routes for hiking in the protected area, and many accommodation facilities, from restaurants to bed & breakfasts.

There are also many farms and agritourism.

There are also camping facilities and a raptor restocking center, where environmental education is practiced, which organizes courses of approach, management, and training of birds.

Do not forget that this is an Etruscan area, therefore rich in archaeological finds.

A walk is enough to reach an interesting necropolis and other sites.

Martignano, Lake Reopened From The 15th

A gradual take-off for the bathing season on Lake Martignano, which for the moment is at full speed for the visitors and enthusiasts who attend it. In the small but beautiful lake on the outskirts of North Rome, immersed in the protected area of ​​the Bracciano-Martignano park, today and tomorrow, the establishments are open both for those who reach it from Campagnano and for those arriving from Anguillara Sabazia.

In Campagnano, the restaurant and beach service is open with restricted accesses, well-marked distances, gels, and thermoscanners at the entrances that will be regulated until the beach stations previously set up in full compliance with the anti-coronavirus rules are exhausted. During the week, the business will be closed and then reopen next weekend and then at full speed, every day, from June 15th, even on weekdays as well as holidays.

On the Anguillara Sabazia side, the situation remains unchanged compared to last weekend. That is to say; visitors can only reach the beach on foot because the shuttle service from the car park (about one and a half kilometers) will not be running this weekend yet. The establishments are still open, and the same rule applies to quota entries. In recent days, the prefectural commissioner Gerardo Caroli has taken steps to clean the area from weeds and tilling the beaches. Starting from Monday, the reorganization of the dirt road that leads to the lake and which is currently full of holes should start.

Therefore, you will have to get used to the limited number if you want to be sure of your place in the sun on the enchanting beaches of Martignano, which remains among the most popular destinations for the Romans. Among other things, this morning, the managers of the beaches of Anguillara will briefly discuss any critical issues to be overcome but, above all, on the synergistic actions to be implemented. Spending words of appreciation for the natural oasis of Martignano, a special protection area covered by numerous environmental constraints and of the Bracciano Regional Park, where biodiversity is preserved and protected, was also the former commissioner of Rome Francesco Tagliente, yesterday on the occasion of World Environment Day: “With the biodiversity crisis – says Tagliente about Martignano – the supply of eco-systemic services, from food to wood, is at risk, from water to medicines, from climate regulation to soil erosion control, from recreational to cultural values. The food security, well-being, and prosperity of communities are endangered if no action is taken to reverse the biodiversity crisis”.