San Giovanni de Butris – Portaria – Carsulae – San Gemini

Coming out of the town of Acquasparta and heading towards the Via Flaminia it is possible to come across a really suggestive tour.

The first, almost mandatory, stop is in San Giovanni de Butris, a church owned by the Knights of Malta, built adjacent to the most important consular road in Rome.

Continuing towards San Gemini, we arrive at a turning point that accompanies the tourist in the small Medieval village of Portaria, a place that hosted Lucrezia Borgia and her Court, during the journey to the Duchy of Spoleto. Of note, in May, the re-enactment event that tells precisely this particular and significant historical moment.

After visiting the village of Portaria, you can continue the tour towards the Roman city of Carsulae, beating the land that was once occupied by the Via Flaminia.
Carsulae is one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy, which preserves many buildings and which today is the subject of excavations that are bringing to light numerous testimonies of the life that took place in this important city, located along the Flaminia.
There is a visitor and documentation center where some of the finds found in the area and a warehouse where new discoveries can be seen are kept.

Leaving Carsulae it is imperative to continue the tour towards San Gemini, the ancient Casventum, today a splendid Medieval village, famous throughout the nation for its precious water.