Il Casone, Valle dell'Aniene
He Casone, is both a countryhouse and an environmental education center of Legambiente, the most widespread environmental association in Italy.
Located in the center of the Italy, about 50 kilometers from Rome, in the heart of the Valley of the Aniene and near the regional park of mounts Lucretili and the Appennines, Il Casone is an ideal starting point for excursions to the heart of a mountainous territory and greenish, dominated by agriculture, farming and handicrafts. It is a territory rich of a point of view, cultural and natural symbol of the Roman countryside and quiet.
The human aspect and the meetings are at the heart of our approach. We can accommodate up to 20 people in single, double, quadruple rooms or quintuplets. We also welcome groups of tourists, school groups or companies. We also offer a common area with TV, games room, work room and a large garden where we grow our own vegetables.
It is to our guests we offer many activities and courses, all carried out by educators qualified belonging to the national register of Legambiente. These include: naturalistic and environmental training, visits to museums and the religious and historical heritage of the Valley of the Aniene, exits in Rome and Tivoli, pedestrian excursions, sports and cultural, out to bike, visits and tasting among producers and Italian courses. In addition, it is possible to practice rafting, canoeing and kayaking on the Aniene or climbing and Spelunking through the sports association "Vivere the Aniene" at Subiaco. Walks on horseback, especially the summer are also organized to Livata. You have the choice...
We are primarily a structure dedicated to sustainable tourism, our goal is to train in the respect of the environment, including through training and enhance our territory. The Valley of the Aniene is a territory with a strong identity and a rich history. It's a rich folklore, holidays, historical monuments and landscapes. Religious heritage is also very important, evidenced by the passage of the "cammino di San Benedetto". Finally, the Aniene Valley is rich of slow food.
We work in collaboration with the communes and associations of the territory, especially with the VARA (network of associations of the Valley of the Aniene) association for the promotion and sustainable development of the territory. Our goal is to make live this territory, which deserves to be known and valued.
Moreover, we sort the waste (compost, glass, paper, plastics,...)
We also have a dozen bikes in our structure it is possible to use to make walks in the Valley.
The money raised by the coming of groups is reinvested within the Il Casone structure in order to improve it, including from the point of view of its energy performance. The money is also reinvested within the association Legambiente in projects or events (the Magnalonga a mountainbike for promotion of cycling, Green Jobs, civilian economy...)