Twisted trees that are intertwined, mosses covering the trails and tracks of wild animals: Sasseto forest an enchanted place that immediately brings us back to the fairy tales of our childhood. No coincidence that this unique natural paradise of Tuscia is also known as the Forest of Snow White.

Large trunks of secular trees show us the power and beauty of nature and at times, for their luxuriance, we forget to be in Lazio, and we believe for a moment that we are immersed in a tropical forest. The wonder accompany us in our every step, to leave us breathless when we stand before the Gothic tomb of the marquis Cahen, former owner of the forest and the surrounding land.

The Sasseto forest spread over an ancient volcanic system which is now covered with green ferns. Many of the trees that inhabit the forest, mostly oaks, lindens beech and chestnut trees, exceed one meter in diameter and can reach 25 meters in height. In spring the undergrowth is colored, with white and yellow flowers.

How to get to the Sasseto forest

This place so wonderful can be reached from Torre Alfina Castle. Just below the castle there’s indeed a small path that runs alongside a chicken coop, through it you can reach the forest without any difficulty. But it is not so easy reach the hamlet of Acquapendente by public transport, but you can make it through, for example, the buses that depart from Rome.

Where to stay

Right in Torre Alfina, there’s Pulicaro, surrounded by the hills of Tuscia. Marco and Chiara welcome you in their farmhouse. Here you can stay in beautiful apartments or comfortable rooms, living the everyday life of the farm, and taking part in cooking lessons.

Alternatively, you can sleep in Proceno, along the Via Francigena, inside the castle transformed into an Albergo Diffuso or in Grosseto at the organic farm Il Ducheso.


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Author: Chiara Marras

I'm Chiara, I strongly believe in the web as a point of exchange and dissemination and I think that one of the most urgent issues at the moment is eco-sustainability. So why not rediscover the journey as a union with nature and local culture?
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