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English Language IL COVO DEI BRIGANTI – The Brigand’s hideaway.

“A place where the quiet of nature mixes with the imagination and reality of antique times. An oasis, where you can find peace and tranquillity, far from the chaos of the city.”

 "Il Covo dei Briganti’ Latera is situated in an area of north Lazio, bordering Tuscany and Umbria, known as Alto Tuscia, in the heart of Etruscan Italy.

From here it is possible to become immersed in an area of natural beauty, rich in archaeological sites and history. Hillside towns, woodlands and lakes, link a centauries old route known as the ‘Brigands Path,’ taking you from Umbria, south into Lazio to the coast. The Brigands were infamous bandits, living amongst the forests and woodland in the time of feudal landlords and papal rivalry. Each small town linking the ‘Brigands Path’ is steeped in history and surrounded by scenic landscapes. Many stories and folk traditions from those times are still in evidence today.

The hotel offers its guest’s local, Tuscan and Tuscian traditional cooking.

A special priced ‘Museum Pass’ for the major museums in Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria.

A variety of excursions on horseback or by mountain bike are offered, for example to The Etruscan archaeological site at Vulci or through the Regional woodland reserve of the ‘Selva del Lamone’.

Boat trips on the beautiful, Lake Bolsena are also offered, stopping off on the secretive and rarely opened islands that lie in the middle of the largest volcanic lake in Europe.

Guided tours and trips to the major cities, Rome, Florence, Viterbo, Orvieto, Siena and Perugia (all easily reachable by car or train) can be arranged.

Il Cove dei Briganti’ is an ideal place for families, couples and anyone wishing to enjoy their time spent in a tranquil, unspoilt part of Italy.

Distances as follows – Rome 130km. Orvieto 42km. Siena 112km. Viterbo 42km. Tarquinia 60km and Lake Bolsena 15km.


At the crossroads of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio, known as Alto Tuscia, is an area of natural beauty, woodlands, lakes and Selva- wild forests and tracts of countryside that were once the haunts of the infamous Brigands.

The Brigand’s Path passes through the heart of Alto Tuscia, starting in the north in the market town of Aquapendente and south, through woodlands and hills to the lush flatlands of the Maremma.

The Brigand’s Path, follows the original route used by the Brigands themselves, and is the scene of many encounters during the second part of the Eighteenth Century.

The area remained lawless and wild for many years. Several famous Brigands whose stories have passed into legends are Tiburzi, Fioravanti, Biagini.

Tracing the route of The Brigand’s path, takes you through an area of Italy, little known, rich in folklore and tradition.

IL COVO DEI BRIGANTI – Bed and Breakfast.

Immersed in this beautiful environment, just outside the small hill town of Latera, ‘The Covo Dei Briganti’ takes advantage of the tranquillity of the surroundings.

The building consists of five large rooms, decorated in rustic style, each with natural wooden beamed ceilings. Each room offers the following-

  • Independent entrance.

  • On suite bathroom.

  • Heating and air conditioning.

  • Satellite TV.

  • Turn down and linen service.

  • Daily cleaning service.

  • Mini fridge.

  • Possibility to add single beds.

Half and full board options are available. Meals are taken in the restaurant, la Cantina del mago.

Breakfast is included and is served in the breakfast room.

Surrounding the building is a large terrace and well-planted garden, where you can stroll and relax.

LA CANTINA DEL MAGO – The Magician’s celler Restaurant

The restaurant run by the same owner, called the Magician’s Celler, is in the heart of the old town of Latera, ten minutes walk away. A small and intimate place, where recreated are the traditional tastes of Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria, those of a bygone era. La Cantina del mago, hosts twenty-eight places, where the flavours of the territory, rural dishes and simplicity of unspoilt nature can be tasted.

Chestnut woods surround Latera, and every year a festival takes places honouring this tasty and versatile fruit. Ricardo Gerlini the young owner of both the bed and breakfast and the restaurant has developed a special Autumn Chestnut menu. Other special dishes celebrating the changing seasons, pappardelle pasta, with wild boar sauce, spaghetti with pumpkin, Rucola and pine nuts, baby pig with milk and freshly hunted wild boar. Mushrooms, venison and seasonal vegetables, not forgetting the hand made deserts; make up a truly tasty and genuine menu.

If you would like to have a satisfying meal and pass an enjoyable evening at La Cantina del mago, please remember to book.


Riccardo GErliniRiccardo Gerlini

Address – Località Pian dell’ Aia - Latera (VT)

Mobile: +39 333 3210910

Booking by phone only or send a e-mail to Riccardo Gerlini's contact.



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