Day Trips from RomeExcursions from Rome
The remains are recognised as his greatest work of art and have the UNESCO World Heritage designation. Archaeology and historical enthusiasts are attracted by this historic place, but it is also beautiful if you only want to go for a walk in the outdoors. Situated in the scenic F.A.I. (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) gardens, it is a well-kept representation of the natural environment that attracted painters and authors in the nineteenth c....
Remains of a round tower from the first millennium B.C. are one of Italy's most celebrated archaeological symbols - or rather, it was in the nineteenth centuary when Americans and Britons streamed here on the Grand Tour. Out of all the antique remains of the earldom, this is one of the most heavily stained.
Constructed in the second millennium B.C., this square antique Rome shrine is situated on the Tivoli Akropolis near the Tambol. If you are an archaeology-historical fan, don't go to this little sanctuary alone. When you see it and the near surrounding remains, you will remember how unbelievably progressive the Holy Roman Empire was.
Located a five-minute ride outside the city, it is perfect for travellers who want a comfortable, high-level stop to discover the hilltop Tivoli, the former Roman and Renaissance lodging. In good weathers we ask for a desk in the backyard. Approximately oneh south-east of Rome, in the Castelli Romani area, the Palazzo covers 55 ha of orchards, among them the Pope Benedictine Biological Farms.
Encircled by orchards and gentle slopes, this enchanting farm is only 40 min from Rome, but it is a remote area. Outside you are immersed in the Frascati vines and olives, whose wine has the D.O.C.G.-status (the highest denomination for Italien wines). An early twentieth c. farm house is located in the centre of the estate, and on a clear day you can see the dome of St. Peter in the faraway.
It is an intimate room with plaid flooring in monochrome, wooden beams, shelving with glass vials and canvases. Here you will find dishes prepared with the freshest Lazio produce and Frascati cuisine. The famous film-maker Luchino Visconti shot here in 1963 sequences from The Leopard, and the place still looks the same today as it did then.
In addition to Frascatis white fruit, the wines on the menu include a wide range of champagne from France, red wines from Tuscany and Antinori and New Zealand wines. Nobody knows how and why they sank, but the humans have tried to save them since the fifteenth centuary without success. The Catacombs of San Senatore under the church of Santa Maria della Stella and the Roman cistern, an under ground row of passages and aqua products that still work today.
It is only a few minutes' walking distance from the railway company and ten from the city centre. It is a beautiful, quiet basis in the Castelli Romani, but don't await the kind of five-star accommodation you would find in Rome. It has a rustically elegant atmosphere, with an ecclectic mixture of unequal seats and desks, a bird cage suspended from the roof, old plates and other historical memorials.
More than 1,000 wines to try, but try a Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montepulciano or Chianti. The Montalcino estate is an amazing bio-dynamic vitic experimentation by Francesco ily, a member of the third generations of the renowned coffee group. When he heard from a Bordeaux winegrower that he could only make a great bottle of vine at the age of 35, however, didn't he decide to grow it at an unexpected rate?
Here once stood a wonderful Renaissance Madonna of Andrea of Robbia, but the sculpture was brought to a chapel in the historical centre of San Quirico d'Orcia. Built in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries for the Pecci nobility, this estate has been making wine for over 400 years.
You can see the gentle Val d'Orcia hill with its vines and olives from the top. Conceived by the Bernaldo Rossellino by order of Pope Pius II, the Pienza was the Renaissance planning capital. Situated in the gentle Val d'Orcia countryside, today's UNESCO World Heritage Site is a well-preserved historical centre with the Piccolomini Palace, the Borgia Palace and a Catholic Theatre.
This tailor-made Imago Artist trip is ideal for those seeking a deeper immersion in a remote city. A Michelin star-winning chef, this stylish place offers a refined atmosphere with table cloths, modern artwork and a glass cooking that is seen from the living room. This is the right place when the wheather is good.
Having opened the first La Bandita Countryhouse in the mountains, he concentrated on turning a former monastery in the city into the 12-room private resort it is today. For a long time, the archaeological remains of the villa of Tiberius, the Holy Roman Empress who reigned from 17 to 42 AD, are said to have been located somewhere between Rome and Naples.
Eventually found in 1957, they bear witness to the importance of this white-washed coastal city, which has almost been abandoned since its flowering in the 50s and 1960s. According to myth, Sperlonga was a stopover on Ulysses' travels, and a group of antique statues representing Ulysses sceneries were found in the cave next to the citadel.
Everyone can visit the remains of the mansion, but you have to buy 5 euros to visit the statue storage area. Looted by raiders in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, the city was built to prevent further attack. They can easily go up a trail in the city or from the shore.
The hottest and most comfortable time of the year is July and August, when the Romans want to get away from the burning hot ness of the town. But the beaches are still beautiful in June and September. Presumably these old caverns date from the time of Mesozoism, although they were only opened to the public in the 1980s.
They are located in a rather secluded part of Lazio, about 50 minutes by car from Sperlonga so that the locals are very dedicated to finding them (and not scared of bats). Don't miss the artificial sea, where scuba diver found the foundation of a Rome sanctuary. Like you would think in a seaside city, shellfish is the stars of the meal.
It is a small coffee shop and gelataria with a large case full of biscuits, a beautiful choice of ice cream, an expresso maker and some liqueur as an aperitif. It is situated in a first-class place to observe the locals in the square in the historical centre of Sperlonga. It is a neat, contemporary resort, just a brief stroll from the sea and perfect for a brief one- or two-night stop.
From the road surface the eatery does not look like much, but descends down a winding stairway into the central hall and one is taken to a cosy and welcoming room with stony archs and Ambientelight. It' sleek but unadorned, with blankets and a choice of bottle of wine on a rack that surrounds a pillar of rocker.
Here you will find all the products you could wish for: delicious crispbread, gravies, olives, pasta, cheese and honeys. All is very reasonable, but the gravies and extra virgin olives provide the most blast for your money. It contains mediaeval and Renaissance painting, pottery and the Iguvine Tables, a series of seven antique plates in umbris.
Piazza Grande would be small in a place like Rome, but in Gubbio it is the striking centre of the cityscape. In Bevagna (a village on the way from Rome to Gubbio) you have to go up a country lane to reach this farm. Inside are bookcases full of old book and bottle of vine on the wall and every centimetre of room is adorned with old photographs and signs.
All of the freshly squeezed extra virgin olives and pasta with tomatoes and base salad is easy and delectable. Gubbio's story is witnessed by the remains of an antique Rome theatre - and is a great photographic event. When you have little spare moment, you can see the outside of the castle without having to pay the 3 Euro-ticket.
And if you are paying the charge to go in, you may have the whole place to yourself, a luxurious thing you won't find in Rome. It is located in an old brick built farmhouse from the twelfth c., carefully renovated by its proprietors, Paola and Irish.
Each of the 10 rooms is decorated with objects they bring back from their trips to Asia. Our chefs serve Mediterranean bio food with vegetable, herb and extra virgin oils from our own gardens.