Tag: nature

Planning a Picnic, Roman Style

It’s technically the perfect time of year for a picnic. Rome’s weather tends to get it “just right” in the late spring, achieving that rare temperature which makes sitting in the sun bearable and lying in the shade a pleasure. If you were in the capital in recent weeks, you might have found yourself dodging…

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Lunch in the Castelli Romani: how to visit Ariccia or Frascati with public transport, to eat porchetta in a typical fraschetta. How to get to the Castelli Romani, including Nemi, Genzano, Marino, Monte Porzio Catone and Albano Laziale. #castelliromani

Lunch in the Castelli Romani, including how to get to Ariccia and Frascati with public transport

If you’re looking for information on having lunch in the Castelli Romani, and more specifically, how to get to the towns of Frascati or Ariccia with public transport, you’ve come to the right place. Visiting the Castelli Romani is not only an easy day trip from Rome, it’s an ideal location for a lunch outside Rome,…

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An ideal day trip from Rome, the Gardens of Ninfa is one of Italy's most beautiful parks. Read how to get to Ninfa, latest prices, and opening times. All about visiting Ninfa

Day trips from Rome: How to visit the Gardens of Ninfa – 2018 opening times

Why and how to visit the Gardens of Ninfa near Rome 2018 If you’re looking for the official opening times for 2018 for the Gardens of Ninfa in Italy’s Lazio region, you’ve come to the right place. This guide to visiting the Gardens of Ninfa includes the official opening days and entry hours 2018 for…

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Channel your inner Romantic poet as Autumn arrives in Rome

With last weekend’s equinox ushering in the autumn, it’s a great time to turn your thoughts to the season of “mists and mellow fruitfulness” and channel your inner Romantic poet. Keats wrote his famous ode ‘to Autumn’ on September 19th 1819 after a Sunday walk in the English village of Winchester, but here are four…

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6 Ideas For Surviving Zombie-infested Rome This Summer

I lied about the zombies. But anyone who’s spent any time in Rome in August will sympathise with the sensation that it’s all just… well… a bit surreal. With at least half the population missing and the streets clear of cars, it’s easy to feel like you’re missing out on something, but this is actually…

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Five cheap and cheerful ideas for getting back to nature in Rome this summer

There’s something about the summer in Italy which makes the city’s delights pale in comparison to the natural world. Whether you love beaches or mountains, relaxing in the heat or flexing your legs, here are five cheap and cheerful ideas for getting back to nature in and around Rome. We’ve favoured plans that involve public…

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PREVIEW: Ciemmona gets Rome on its bike for a three day Critical Mass event

Ci-emm-ona. The letters C and M, spelled phonetically in Italian – plus that slightly elusive ona, the augmentative which basically means “the big one”. This weekend, Rome’s Critical Mass movement – which meets on a monthly basis to remind Rome’s motorists that they’re not the only road users in town – organises three days of…

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