Lazio Italy: It’s Hidden Gem near Rome/ Anneklien’sSoloTravels&Adventure

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Rome is so beautiful, from the structural buildings, to the fountains and piazza. As well as the spectacular cathedrals, churches to chapels. It’s my third time visit in Rome so I had already the chance to wander around this beautiful city and it’s tourist spots. Rome, it can get crowded with tourists. If you’re like me looking for unbeaten places to explore, why not go outside the city? If you have enough time to spare whilst in Rome. There are awesome places around Lazio Region, in radius of 20-40 kilometers just outside Rome. A day trip is suggested to explore these beautiful towns.

Castle Gandolfo

A day trip to this stunning place is a must. It’s a town on top of a hill, with a gorgeous view overlooking a lake called Lago Albano. It’s only 40 minutes train journey from Rome Termini, purchase 30 kilometres train ticket in any Tabacchini and you’re ready to go.

The Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo is a 17th-century papal palace in the city. This place is where the Pope spent most of his summer time, it has the papal garden. Which was recently opened to the public last March 1st 2014. Aside from the beautiful garden, it also offers a breathtaking panoramic view of lake Albano. Wander around its alleyways. Watch the stunning sunset view, while having a relaxing time by the viewing platform. Why not have a glass of wine or a meal by the nearby restaurant.

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Frascati

This historic hill town is easily reach from Termini. Its only 40 minutes train journey. We have been told by a local that this place is the land of the Royals. Evidence of the palace sat on top of the hill, overlooking the whole town. There’s this big garden to explore, adorned with sculptures and stunning fountains. If you’re a sunset fanatic like me there’s a viewing deck by the park or by the road side. Take time to take in the stunning panoramic view of the neighbouring area- it’s so beautifully lite up from afar. And last but not least the famous Frascati Wine. While wandering around the shops, why not try free tasting sample of the local Frascati Wine.

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Tivoli

This place is full of history. Roam around this unspoilt village and go and see the different villas. This village is a quick train ride from Rome. A day trip is highly recommended. Go and explore the beautiful area. A visit to villa d’Este is not to miss out. It offers a great history inside the villa. The grandeur of every room, its interior designs, the paintings on the ceilings is so amazing. Villa d’Este is the most remarkable illustration of Renaissance architecture. The fountains is a unique display of Italians 16th century garden. It offers a vast garden to explore its 500 magnificent fountains.

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Lazio Region offers variety of beautiful places. From hilltop towns to seaside town, there’s so much places to explore but not enough time. Oh Italy im coming back for more!

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39 thoughts on “Lazio Italy: It’s Hidden Gem near Rome/ Anneklien’sSoloTravels&Adventure

  1. I love how there are a lot of really close towns with amazing things to visit so close to Rome. I took a day tour to a little mountain town 20 minutes outside of Rome to the white wine producing region. Great times!

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  2. How brilliant. We always love to try and explore further afield when we visit as city as usually you find much more authentic locations and also quieter! Tivoli looks like it was definitely worth the trip out! Great finds!

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  3. Look at all that wine and great souvenirs. I haven’t thought about visiting Italy in years and yet these photos have made me think about it instantly. πŸ˜‰

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  4. Wish I’d known about Frascati when we visited Rome last summer, looks like the perfect antidote to the bustle and heat of the city! Good excuse to go back though hey πŸ™‚ And that’s not just for the free wine tasting!

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  5. I went to visit the Villa d’Este with my cousin when she studied in Rome with Erasmus 12 years ago. Such a wonderful garden and you brought back really great memories from long ago. Thanks for sharing!

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