In 2014 Pope Francis opened the Papal Palace and Gardens of Castel Gandolfo to the public, allowing visitors to what was once the Pope’s summer residence.
From countryside to seaside escapes, take advantage of Rome’s central location to visit these 18 amazing towns.
You can’t disagree with me when I say that Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Here are just a few that you should absolutely put on your to-see list.
Rome is very hot in the summer! But there are many ways to beat the heat and enjoy the Eternal City to its fullest!
Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, you’ll find Tenuta Collesala: a country chic estate perfect for large groups in the Sabine Hills, ideal for exploring central Italy.
Whoever said the only great countryside in Italy is in Umbria and Tuscany surely hasn’t been to Sabina.
If you’re up for a short drive, just a 40-minute drive from Rome you’ll find the beautiful Lake Bracciano with its charming towns scattered along its coast. Head to Anguillara Sabazia for a delicious lunch by the lake.
La Grotta Azzurra is a cozy family-run restaurant in the charming town of Trevignano Romano. It’s one of the best restaurants in Lake Bracciano.
With a surfer-Californian vibe, Sabaudia’s Lilandà Beach Club is one of the best beaches near Rome. Just 1.30hr from Rome, Sabaudia is known for its sandy beaches, clean waters & wonderful sight of Monte Circeo.
To enjoy a relaxing weekend getaway from Rome head to Sabaudia, known for having some of the best beaches near Rome, great restaurants and beautiful sunsets!
Villa d’Este is an impressive example of a Renaissance villa and garden. Just 50 minutes from the Eternal City, it’s perfect for a day trip from Rome.