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Tour of Roman Castles

Around Lazio
Torrione dell'Abbazia di Grottaferrata
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An itinerary that combines history, art, sceneries and gastronomy

The wonderful Roman Castles, located on the hillside of the colossal volcano Laziale (active 600.000 years ago), offer what is considered the best point of view of history, art, sceneries and gastronomy.

The charming village of Castel Gandolfo hosts the Pope’s summer residence in Palazzo Barberini with its piazza and fountains designed by Bernini and overlooking the beautiful Lake Albano. An interesting and not to be missed curiosity is the first postal box in the world used to collect mail.

The ancient city of Alba Longa, Rome’s rival, is the legendary birthplace of Romulus and Remus and the place where the tombs of the Horatii and Curiatii families are located.

Ariccia, land of the delicious porchetta and the city where Bernini designed the splendid Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta. The tour also takes you to picturesque Nemi with its lake called the Mirror of Diana. Here, you to admire a gorgeous panorama of the Roman countryside.

It is also impossible not to mention Marino and Genzano with their internationally renowned wine and flower festivals and Grottaferrata with its Greek abbey surrounded by imposing crennelated walls. Finally there is Frascati, the pearl of the Roman Castles, heir to the antique city of Tusculum and its villas.

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