Tolfa village perched on the Tolfa Mountains

Municipality located in the northern province of Rome and immersed in the preserved territory of the same name: the Tolfa Mountains.
To reach it, you cross kilometres of green and wild pastures. Luscious vegetation with the presence of exclusive fauna and avifauna, SCI, SPA and nature trails of great beauty.
In the collective imagination, Tolfa is profoundly linked to rural nature, handicrafts, food and wine, and typical local products.

Important traces of Etruscan and Roman civilisation are evident in the area, while the heart of the town is medieval, dominated by the ruins of an 11th-century castle, which the characteristic streets that border the historic centre wind their way from.

With the alum mines (16th century), Tolfa became the first port in the Mediterranean and, under the aegis of the Papal State, the town expanded beyond the city walls.
It was during this period that the wonderful Renaissance palaces with inner courtyards were built: the ancient Palazzo Comunale 'Palazzaccio' and 'Palazzo Buttaoni'.
In the 18th century, with modern techniques for tanning leather and dyeing cloth, alum, anachronistic and wasteful, fell into disuse and Tolfa lost its centrality.

The heart of the old town is the historic Piazza a Conca-Giacomo Matteotti, through historical monuments and dwellings to the top of the typical Rocca with the Castle and medieval walls.
A village with great potential also due to the historical-architectural medieval and Renaissance value it preserves, such as the medieval Castle of Monte della Rocca and its Sanctuary, seven churches and the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Sughera, the Palazzaccio, the Palazzo Baronale, the Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo Celli, Palazzo Buttaoni, Palazzo Panetti, such as to initiate virtuous processions and give lifeblood to the country by creating the conditions for further future growth of a sustainable circular economy.
There are also many historically and architecturally valuable buildings from the Renaissance period with internal courtyards that are therefore unmissable tourist and cultural sites.

The Borgo possesses a deep local identity culture that has seen it play an exclusive role in Poesia a Braccio.
Over time, efforts have been made to preserve the local historical-environmental heritage, memory and cultural tradition through historical re-enactments and themed events, re-educating the community to share, to preserve cultural identity, to the beauty of past manufacturing in a constant combination of recovery and innovation, preserving, recovering and fortifying the genius loci linked to environmental beauty, traditions and local memory.
Tolfa, for example, has a recognised tradition linked to horses, evidenced by the existence of an indigenous breed, the Cavallo Tolfetano, registered at European level.
Tolfa has built part of its history around horses, and this is linked to local craftsmanship which focuses on the working of leather to make clothing and tools useful to the 'buttero' (the Tolfuan cowherd), including the famous 'catana', an international symbol of the youth protest of the 1970s.
This leather bag has crossed local and national borders, becoming a symbol of an entire historical era and is known to the world not as 'Catana' but as 'La Tolfa'

Today, the village is also famous for its fervent cultural activity and international festivals such as  Tolfarte - Festival of Street Art and Artistic CraftsmanshipTolfa Jazz, Tolfa Gialli&Noir, La Radica, Il Torneo dei Butteri, Il Drappo dei Comuni, the Spuntino, the Father Christmas Village, the Ceramics Festival, as well as for the presence of a large Norwegian community.

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