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Historical and Cultural Profile Licenza was mentioned during the Roman period because of the villa Maecenas had built for the poet Horace, whose remains(outside and partition wall based which recall the original structure, providing for 12 rooms with a complete bathroom and four-sided portico with swiming pool) are a situated a few kilometres away from the town; in 1191 the town was donated by Pope celestine III to the Orsini family and subsequently it became the property of the Borghese family. Licenza is part of the Lucretili Mountains Regional Nature Park and is located on a hiltop facing Roccagiovine.