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.

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