In this itinerary you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the summer residences of important families such as the Farnese, Orsini and Gambara. You can combine a stop at the hot spring or visit the medieval town of Viterbo, both important venues in the history of the Papacy.
Three major villas are located here: the ancient Hadrian’s villa, the Renaissance Villa d’Este with spectacular fountains and the less known Villa Gregoriana where you can hike next to a legendary waterfall. Not to forget the medieval borgo with narrow alleys and small churches… There’s something for everybody’s taste.
The Necropolis of Tarquinia has been called “the first chapter in the history of Italian painting” thanks to the frescoed tombs with stunning colours and animated scenes about mythology and everyday life.
In the V century young Benedict spent three years as a hermit here. Traces can still be found in the Monastery of St. Benedict. The splendid Aniene Valley surrounds you and for book lovers there is the opportunity to visit an important library where the first Italian printing press was installed in 1464.
This area was favoured by illustrious ancient Romans as a holiday resort. Still today the sea here is one of the cleanest in Italy. Main attraction is the residential complex attributed to the Emperor Tiberius ...
Glittering waters, picturesque seaside towns, sleepy islands and clean beaches is what you can find on this portion of the Tyrrhenian coastline just few miles south from Rome. Once the heart of one of the world’s greatest civilisations, Lazio’s coastline is dotted with spectacular ruins ....
Not only the amazing ruins of the harbour of ancient Rome, but also the castle of a Pope, the seaside at hand, the natural oasis of Portus, a modern Spa… the area of Ostia is all that, and it’s only 40 minutes away from Rome!
This little town is famous for its English style garden created in 1921 and considered one of the most romantic gardens in the world thanks to the presence of medieval ruins, watercourses and a luxuriant vegetation. In the area you can also visit the archeological site of Norma and the medieval town of Sermoneta.
Bordering the National Park of Abruzzi, this area is probably one of the most authentic and non-touristy you can still find in Central Italy on the way south from Rome to Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi coast. Abbeys, mountains, genuine food experiences will make you plunge in the core of Italian traditions.
One of the tallest waterfalls in Europe (165 mt) in the luxuriant Valnerina, a valley in the Umbria region. This natural wonder is a good excuse to escape the heat and crowds of the city and enjoy a bit of cool wildness while experiencing rafting or canyoning, for instance.
The Etruscan town of Caere is still a fascinating borgo boasting one of the most famous and charming necropolis of the ancient world. From here you can easily reach the port of Civitavecchia, several beaches and thermal complexes, practice hiking or enjoy a horse ride.
Several archeological sites, medieval abbeys, a beautiful landscape with two volcanic lakes and a great offer of certified wine and food specialities…. These are the main reasons to come to the hilly towns south east outside of Rome, since centuries. Let’s trust the ancient!
The medieval town dominated by an imposing castle is famous for its volcanic lake and quiet atmosphere.You can indulge in some lake activities, such as canoeing or sailing. We especially like the nearby smaller lake of Martignano immersed is a natural reserve.
The ancient Appian Way is one of the oldest roads still in use today, it dates back to the year 312 BC and it was extremely advanced for the time, so well done that it still resists more than 2000 years later and still deserves the nickname of “queen of the roads” (Regina Viarum).