The ancient Agro Romano, lying between two major roads, the Tiburtina and the Prenestina, is one of the most interesting and appealing areas in the provincial territory. For years the Rome Provincial authority has undertaken measures to safeguard this area because of its fascinating characteristics both from the point of view of its natural beauty and its historical-archaeological importance . The Province, in collaboration with the Italia Nostra Association, has created a book entitled Agro Romano antico- Guida alla scoperta del territorio (Ancient Agro Romano – a guide to discovering the territory) and a map of footpaths attached to the publication. The book will be presented in Rome on Thursday May 5, at 18:00 at Fandango Incontro situated in via dei Prefetti 22 (Rome), to tell the story of man’s presence in this area, with its villages, castles, temples, roads and aqueducts, starting from pre-historic times to the present day, highlighting how the natural surroundings have proved so popular that they often feature in paintings. The guide also gives a description of the municipalities in the ancient Agro Romano area (Casape, Castel Madama, Castel S.Pietro Romano, Gallicano nel Lazio, Palestrina, Poli, San Gregorio da Sassola, Tivoli and the 8th Municipality of the Rome City Council), recounting historic and artistic details for each area and highlighting the many footpaths that offer walkers an inseparable combination of nature and culture.