Tucked away in the woods covering the Monte Artemisio range, it owes its fame to the excellent quality dark flour bread and the well known Sagra del Fungo Porcino. The town of Lariano is located at about 6 km northeast of Velletri, at the foot of the Monte Maschio D’Ariano (which in ancient times was known as monte Algidus). It is a relatively recent town yet the history of its territory goes as far back as ancient times when during Roman Imperial Age a defensive outpost, and later a fortified castle, was situated here. Because of the privileged territorial position, many noble families, throughout the centuries, contested Lariano. Most of the territory of lariano comes under the Natural Regional Park of Castelli Romani and the town’s surrounding woods are a good opportunity for interesting excursions.