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Doria Pamphilj Palace in Valmontone

A travel idea to visit something unusual and off the beaten track of mass tourism. This is Doria Pamphilj  Palace in Valmontone, the umpteenth jewel of the Roman countryside.

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The Temple of Jupiter in Terracina

Even a beach holiday can turn into a wonderful experience to discover the treasures of Lazio. Here is another fantastic idea for a Tour near Rome to book with Italy Where Else or to do it yourself: The Ancient Temple of Jupiter in Terracina.

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Walk to Artena, Medieval Village in the Rome countryside

Artena is an ancient medieval village, characteristic of the Rome countryside. It stands on a hill and from the peak it slopes overhanging, recalling the features of the famous Neapolitan nativity scenes. An authentic Italian wonder to be discovered.

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The Necropolis of Tarquinia

The traveler who feels alive in him the desire to visit those types of places that allow them to take a step back in time, can not miss a visit to Tarquinia and especially to its Necropolis. Here we had the opportunity to touch the history of an ancient civilization such as the Etruscan one and the experience was very suggestive and exciting.

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Farfa Abbey

The Abbey of Farfa was one of the most famous monastic centers of the Middle Ages, a real jewel set in the green of the Lazio Apennines, north of the Rome countryside.

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The Necropolis of Tuscania

Lazio is the epicenter of ancient history. The ancient Romans influenced the whole then known world. But before them there were the Etruscans, an advanced civilization that left indelible marks throughout the upper Lazio region. Today we will go to discover Tuscania, where there is a fascinating Etruscan necropolis to be discovered. Ideal place for a "day trip near Rome".

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The Certosa of Trisulti

In Collepardo, in the province of Frosinone, perched on the hilly ridge of Rotonaria, the Certosa of Trisulti is a jewel that you do not expect, all to be discovered. We'll tell it to you.

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All the Beautiful (and the Good) of Nemi

If you want to spend a day in complete relaxation, after spending a few days in Rome, as usual you will find what is right for you in the Roman countryside. Today we will take you to Nemi, a small town in the Castelli Romani where you will find a beautiful, sunny and welcoming historical center with a view of the homoninmo lake and many strawberry-based delicacies.

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Civita di Bagnoregio. Our Tour.

Civita di Bagnoregio, known throughout the world as "the dying city", is a wonderful medieval village in the province of Viterbo built on a tufa spur overlooking the surrounding valleys and connected to the town of Bagnoregio thanks only to a long bridge. 

The visit to Civita di Bagnoregio offers different emotions. Those of being in a country that has kept intact its appearance of medieval city, the wonderful views that can be admired and those given by the beautiful colors that dye it at sunset.

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Bomarzo, the Monster Park

One of the wonders of Lazio is undoubtedly the Park of the Monsters of Bomarzo, also known as the Garden of the Monsters. This enchanting place, located in the northern part of Lazio, has ancient origins. Behind its construction lies a terrible story and today, it can be called a wonderful garden of horrors. Discover it with us.

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A gem in the Roman countryside. The church of Maria Maddalena

In a small town of the Roman countryside, called Capranica Prenestina, we found an authentic jewel: it is the church dedicated to Santa Maria Maddalena (it was she, the one who was a concubine then converted after having known Jesus). The church reserves us many surprises and it was exciting to visit it led by the priest himself.

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Some Countries of the Roman Countryside

The curious tourist loves to visit places less traveled by mass tourism. One of these is the Roman Countryside, a place that, once visited, remains in the heart. But where is our beautiful Rome countryside? Its territory extends southeast of the capital and comes up to Ciociaria, once historical fiefdoms of the papal kingdom.

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Rainbow Magicland

In the countryside of Rome there is the largest amusement park in Lazio. The Rainbow Magicland of Rome Valmontone that with its 38 attractions offers every year laughter and fun.

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Tasting the Jams of the Roman Countryside

The Roman Countryside is generous with fruit from which it is usage to obtain delicious artisanal jams. Today there is the opportunity to witness the production process of jam and then proceed to a tasting in conjunction with other local products, especially good bread cooked in wood and delicious cheeses.

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Visit and tasting in the Cellar. The Cesanese del Piglio

In the heart of the hills of Piglio, an area of ​​excellence of Cesanese, in 2002 some friends have decided to give substance to their passion and experience a winery that today has become famous and renowned.

What we offer, in our Grand Tour of the Rome Countryside, is a tasting with a visit to the wineries and vineyards of this company.

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Olive Oil Tasting Tour and Olive Harvest in the Roman Countryside

The tradition of the Roman countryside has its roots in antiquity, when everything was overheated on agriculture. In particular, the cultivations of vineyards and olive groves very flourishing. And today we just want to talk about the oil, starting with a tasting at a local mill.

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The National Archaeological Museum of Palestrina

The Archaeological Museum of Palestrina is one of the main part of our Grand Tour of the Roman countryside. Inside, you can find precious historical artifacts from the Republican and Imperial periods of ancient Rome, including the famous Mosaic of the Nile. Outside, the remains of the pagan sanctuary of the Goddess Fortuna, a deity very revered by the ancients. The tour continues with the cavern of fate that will tell you a fascinating story that is lost in the mists of time.

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Trekking in the roman Countryside

The Roman countryside also includes mountainous areas ideal for trekking and nature photography. There are several paths, most of which are within everyone's reach. Pope Karol Wojtyla was an admirer of this area to relax and contemplate nature during long walks along the paths of the Prenestini Mountains.

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Making Cheese in the countryside near Rome

Have you ever seen how cheese is made? No? So this experience is for you. A true shepherd of the Roman Countryside will show you all the procedures for turning good sheep's milk into a delicious ricotta or a small "cacio". Then it will be your turn. You will have to boil the milk, turn it, make it thicken, extract the soft dough from the pot, process it and turn it into cheese. Fear of getting dirty? Do not be afraid. A shepherd's coat is ready for you!

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Trekking and Archeology among the Ancient Roman Aqueducts

Have you ever heard about the ancient aqueducts of Lazio? Perhaps you may have heard of the magnificence of the aqueducts park of the Appian Way in Rome. Yet the water, before arriving in Rome, run across a long way, coming from the surrounding mountains. And the water route is established by other aqueducts, in particular those of San Gregorio da Sassola and Gallicano nel Lazio, in the Countryside of Rome. Today this route can be traced by lovers of trekking and archeology.

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Castle of Fumone. Guided visit.

Fumone is a beautiful town in Ciociaria, located at a height above sea level of about 800 meters and dominated by an imposing castle. It is said that 18 ghosts live in this castle. For certain, it would be difficult to find another place so beautiful, interesting and mysterious. Here's what you can see during the visit.

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Subiaco: the City of Benedictine Monasteries

For those looking for a destination for a trip or for a weekend, or for those who love to visit the treasures of art and history in Italy, I highly recommend visiting Subiaco, which was a delightful discovery for me.

An extraordinary and timeless place, a true oasis of peace, of profound spirituality and culture due to the presence of its two monasteries: San Benedetto and Santa Scolastica.

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The Park of the Aqueducts and the Appian Way in Rome

To enjoy the Park of the Aqueducts at sunrise and sunset is a unique experience. The transversal light makes the park even more magical and evocative, a mix of wellness, history, nature and poetry for those who want to admire the beauty of Rome.

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Tivoli: the Temple of Hercules Victor, Vesta and the Sibyl

VisitingTivoli is a fantastic cultural experience. In addition to the ancient imperial villas such as Villa d'Este and Hadrian’s Villa, there are also the beautiful temples dedicated to Hercules Victor, Vesta and the Sibyl.  Hence visitors can relive Roman history when they come to this part of the countryside near Rome.

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Tivoli: the garden of Villa d'Este and its fountains

In the 1800’s, the Grand Tour of the Roman Countryside started here in Tivoli in the town that today offers its Unesco world heritage sites. Today we are talking about one of these wonders: Villa d'Este, with its amazing Italian garden full of its famous fountains that have been imitated all over the world. This enchanting place to merits a visit at least once in a lifetime. Arriving in Rome and allowing yourself at least one day to discover Tivoli and Villa d'Este means getting to know one of the most important and beautiful historical places in Italy.

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The Palio of Paliano

The Palio of Paliano (Palio dell'Assunta), which takes place every year in the municipality of Paliano during the month of August, is one of the most beautiful events in the Lazio Region. Knights, ladies, princes, monks and peasants give life to an extraordinary event, the pride of the Roman Countryside.

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The Palestrina Palio

The Palio di Palestrina is an event held in mid-August in the small town of Palestrina, a few kilometers from Rome. It is one of the best organized and most fun celebrations in the area. The thousands of visitors who attend each year have the opportunity to merge deeply with one of the most beautiful traditions of the Roman countryside. Let's find out.        

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Wine Tasting: Cesanese di Piglio

The Cesanese di Piglio is the only D.O.C.G. wine in Lazio. Piglio is easily reachable from Rome, as it is located on the border between the province of Naples and the northern part of Ciociaria. Visiting Piglio during the Cesanese Festival is the best opportunity to immerse yourself in the real life of the locals, in a cheerful and convivial atmosphere.

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The Mosaic of the Nile River in Palestrina

The Mosaic of the Nile in Palestrina is one of the greatest masterpieces of Hellenistic mosaic art. Of great visual impact, also for its size, every year it attracts thousands of tourists and scholars from all over the world. This artistic jewel located in the Roman countryside is visible at the National Archaeological Museum of Palestrina, just a few kilometers from Rome.

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Roman Olevano. Traditional Dishes and Cesanese D.O.C.

What I am about to tell you is the story of an October Sunday in which we decided to take a day trip to Olevano Romano, in the heart of the Roman countryside, in search of original flavors and new experiences.

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Events of the roman countryside. Infiorata and Palio of Genazzano

There are numerous events and festivals in the Roman Countryside. Between religious events, historical re-enactments and food festivals you can spend all summer amid fun and joy, immersed in tradition. Today we choose to talk about two of the most interesting events that take place each year in Genazzano, a medieval village in the Roman countryside: the Infiorata and the Palio di Brancaleone.

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What to eat in the Roman countryside: trying some delicious dishes from Genazzano.

During your visit to Genazzano, a small, enchanting village in the Roman countryside, a place of remarkable artistic and architectural treasures, do not miss the opportunity to taste the traditional food and wine that is brought to the table by the dedicated local producers and farmers.

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What to see in the Roman Countryside: Genazzano

Genazzano is a small village in the countryside of Rome, a delightful town to be discovered. Despite its small size, there are many surprises, making the visit engaging and exciting.

Genazzano is part of the Grand Tour of the Roman Coutryside.

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Rafting on the Aniene River near Rome

About an hour from Rome a breathtaking experience awaits you in Subiaco: An hour and a half of rafting on the Aniene river accompanied by an expert guide. It’s an experience for people of all ages, from age 5 years and up.

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The longest Flight of the Angel in the World near Rome

Leonardo da Vinci said: "When you walk on the ground after flying, you will look at the sky because you have been there, and there you will want to return". This citation will come to mind after trying the flight of the angel in the town of Rocca Massima, or  ‘Flying the Sky’, that follows the flight route of the peregrine falcon.

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My day at the archaeological park of Ostia Antica

Less than thirty kilometers from the center of Rome, there is an enchanted place, full of history and charm. I'm talking about the Archaeological Park of Ostia Antica, a mix of treasures, tradition and truly fascinating culture, which I rediscovered on a sunny Sunday morning.

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The Sistine Chapel and his Sisters

A very special tour to discover the Sistine Chapel and her noteworthy sisters: the Sistine Chapel of the Middle Ages and the Sistine Chapel of 1200.

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What to see in Tivoli - The Grand Tour of the Roman Countryside

A destination of the Grand Tour of the Roman countryside in past centuries and the pride of the noblest families in Europe, today we can not say that we were in Rome if we did not visit the two UNESCO world heritage sites in Tivoli: Villa Adriana and Villa d'Este.

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Baker for a day in the roman

It is a wonderful, true Italian experience. We were at a real bakery, where they prepare bread, pizza and biscuits and we learned to prepare one of the most ancient and noble biscuits of Italy: Il Giglietto di Palestrina.

Laughter is assured. Trying to prepare a biscuit in the shape of a lily is fun because the task seems easy but it is actually difficult and most attempts are made in vain. But if you succeed you will be so proud.

The tasting of the biscuits strait from the oven is a special moment when you feel you are part of the tradition of this are of land located east of Rome. And here in this small town, I assure you, you will leave a piece of your heart.

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Small Tour of the Roman Countryside

This short, two-day tour of the Roman countryside takes us first along the trail of the ancient Romans and their life in the countryside, and then to Anagni, known as the city of the Popes, to view the breathtaking frescoed crypt inside the main cathedral.

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One day near Rome in the footsteps of the ancient Romans: Tivoli and Palestrina

Away from the usual paths beaten by mass tourism, this piece of the Grand Tour of the Roman Countryside will lead you in the footsteps of ancient Romans.

Tivoli’s Unesco World Heritage Site Villa Adriana and the Sanctuary of the Goddess Fortuna in Palestrina will tell you the story of the ancient Romans as you have never heard before.

It is not the usual tour of Rome but it is an extension, a useful way to get to know the Roman Empire and its provincial life, and the perfect opportunity discover something new.

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Hand Made Pasta Course in the Roman Countryside

Join us for a cooking class in a cozy farmhouse in the Roman countryside. Here you can learn how to prepare real homemade Italian pasta, using fresh and simple ingredients: eggs, water and flour. But the real fun begins when you learn how to roll it out, cut it and above all ... eat it! Yes, because for lunch you will be served the pasta that you have prepared.

We’ll tell you the story of those who have already tried it and, exclusively for you, the original recipe of homemade Italian pasta.

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ROMAN VINEYARDS AND WINE TASTING

A tour of selected vineyards in the Roman countryside,to discover wine and local products as we tell you about the history of these popular wines and their producers.

Towns such as Frascati, Marino and othersin the Castelli Romani area are very well known, and the tradition of producing wine there is centuries old. But often visitors are surprised to learn that many of the restaurants in Rome serve wine from the Roman countryside, including wine from Olevano Romano, with its red wine called Cesanese, and from Zagarolo and Gallicano nel Lazio with their white wines.

We would like to bring you to this area, where our story leads us into the country and on a tour of the Roman vineyards...

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