Day Trips From Rome

June 2017

Lazio and Umbria Flower festivals

June is such a fab month to see Italy, it is literally a full on festival of flowers in Umbria and Lazio. In Umbria, the stunning medieval town of Spello celebrate Corpus Domini (Latin for the body of Christ) with their ‘L’Infiorata di Umbria Festival’. Floral carpets (Infiorata) are laid out on the streets of the historical centre. Florists and artists [...]

April 2017

Civita di Bagnoreggio

Civita di Bagnoreggio 120 kilomteres from Rome, not far from Viterbo, is a small village called Civita di Bagnoregio, which perches on top of a mountain in a small hamlet owned by just 30 residents, and inhabited by 7 people. Needless to say, somewhat exclusive! A step back in time no doubt to a quaint medieval town which has been crumbling for [...]

March 2017

Nemi and its delicious Strawberries, 30 minutes from Rome

Nemi, bang in the heart of the Castelli Romani hills and a mere 30 minutes drive from Rome, Lake Nemi is a discreet marvel with desirable menus. Every May, it is decorated with strawberries for the delicious Fragoline di Bosco festival, now in it’s 83rd year. That is, a celebration of the wild strawberries that grow in the nearby woods, [...]

Medieval Day Trips from Rome

Montepulciano, Montefalco and Montalcino are three beautiful medieval towns that would make ideal day trips from Rome. But, before we talk about these must do destinations, let’s discuss what it was like in medieval Italy. Medieval Italy Medieval Italy saw the birth of many important poets and writers, and became the cradle of Western art. In 1321, Dante Alighieri, delighted the world [...]