Tag: weekend away

Best Lazio beaches: This guide to the best beaches near Rome includes how to get to the best Rome beaches with public transport, including how to get to Ostia and Fregene, how to get to Sperlonga, Anzio, Gaeta, Santa Severa and Santa Mariella. The best beaches in Lazio.

Best Lazio beaches: the best beaches near Rome & how to reach them 2019

This guide to the best beaches near Rome focuses on the Roman beaches which are easy to reach with public transport. While Lazio – the county or state which includes Rome – has some outstandingly attractive beaches including the Pontine islands and Sabaudia in the south, these are much more difficult to get to if…

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Agriturismo La Riserva di Martignanello is an ideal daytrip from Rome. Have lunch or dinner by the lake, or stay the night in the farmhouse apartments.

Agriturismo La Riserva di Martignanello: lunch by the lake near Rome

It’s no wonder than Romans like to escape the city during the weekend. Rome always has plenty to offer, but destinations for locals-in-the-know, like Agriturismo La Riserva di Martignanello, represent a real weekend upgrade to recharge the batteries. Agriturismo La Riserva di Martignanello is a well-appointed rustic retreat in relative solitude on the Roman lake…

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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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Hiking on the Amalfi Coast: how to walk from Ravello to Amalfi

Hiking on the Amalfi Coast: How to walk from Ravello to Amalfi If you’re looking for information on how to walk from Ravello to Amalfi, how to hike from Scala to Amalfi, or how to hike from Ravello to Minori, this blog post has all the details you’ll need for hiking around Ravello on the…

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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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Venice rises up against the ships that are sinking the city

Venice, like many Italian cities, has a complicated relationship with tourists. On the one hand, they bring much needed revenues to the city, comprising a significant part of its income; on the other, they sometimes bring out the worst in its citizens, and indeed, worsen Venice. One of the most beautiful cities in the world,…

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