Zagarolo at sunset
Zagarolo from the sky
Rospigliosi Palace
(ex Colonna)
Zagarolo Wine Festival
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Immersed in a verdant territory on which many emperors and the pope built their residences, Zagarolo is a hilltop town built between 1100 and 1500. It was the protagonist of important historical and religious events and given its importance, is one of the few places on the outskirt of Rome represented on the tapestries present in the Vatican and depicting the map of Italy. 

The town binds much of its history to the noble Roman Colonna family, the protagonist of the Avignon captivity which determined the transfer of the papacy to France for 60 long years. 

Events such as Caravaggio fleeing Rome, the vulgate of the bible (revision of the different versions of the sacred texts and translation into Latin) are also connected to Zagarolo and his palace.

The noble palace originally built by the Colonna family now houses a beautiful toy museum.

Spanish steps
Colosseum
Tiber River & San Peter Dome
Victor Emmanuel II Monument
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Visiting Rome at night away from the crowds and the summer heat is an unforgettable experience.

Having the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish steps, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Vatican all to yourself is unparalleled but the beauty does not end there.

In the quiet of the night, we will be able to appreciate beautiful corners of Rome very little known to most tourists

Together, we will travel through history: from the Roman Empire to today trying to understand how Italy has changed over the centuries and what are cultural and gastronomic legacies are still tangible.

After this tour, you will be able to see Rome and Italy with completely different eyes.

San Peter church
San Peter dome
Michelangelo - The Piety
Vatican Museum

Raphael room

Vatican Museum

Gallery of the Tapestries

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St. Peter’s Basilica represents the heart of Christianity and with its splendid and imposing dome stands out above the rooftops of Rome.

Destination for pilgrims from all over the world, meeting place for artists and scholars, the largest of the papal basilicas in Rome, and the largest churches ever built.

Strong is the suggestion that this sacred place infuses.
St. Peter’s Basilica together with the treasures exhibited inside the Vatican Museums represent an immense space in which one immediately perceives the greatness of the artists who have given us so much universal beauty.

Castel San Pietro Romano
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 Castel San Pietro Romano is one of the hidden gems of the Metropolitan City of Rome.

Perfectly integrated with the mountain on which it is built, was classified in 2018 as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

When in the 50s and 60s Rome’s film studios competed with Hollywood ones thanks to its quiet, its cobbled streets, and the wonderful panorama of Castel San Pietro Romano, it was used as a film set.

Along its streets, several posters depicting some of the films shot along the streets of the town involving the inhabitants themselves as extras.

Honorary citizen of Castel San Pietro Romano is the famous Gina Lollobrigida, the protagonist of several films shot in the country.

Palestrina bird's eye view
II° WW bombs on Palestrina
Sanctuary of the Primordial Fortune
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Palestrina, throughout the Catholic world, recalls some of the polyphonic music played in religious ceremonies. Well, this is the birthplace of Pierluigi da (from) Palestrina whose work is considered the pinnacle of Renaissance polyphony.

The fame of the city of Palestrina is much older. Known in ancient times as “Praeneste”, being able to control the trade and communication route between north and south, it was a very important center already around the 8th century B.C.

Within its walls stood the Sactuary of the Primordial Fortune, accidentally brought to light following the bombings of the Second World War which heavily involved the whole area.

Recognized as the most important monument of the Republican era in Lazio, is still pretty unknown to the tourist world.

Lake of Nemi
The town of Nemi
Caligula's boats
The skeleton of Caligula's boats
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Nemi, whether you’re interested in mythology, history, food, or authentic Italian small-town this town will capture you.

Perched on the lip of a volcanic crater, the town is best known for its wild strawberries but historical fact and mythology are what fascinates most.

Notorious Roman emperor Caligula had ceremonial barges on Lake Nemi that resembled a floating palace and housed a temple that honored the divinities. Using techniques considered revolutionary and advanced for the time, the ships are considered to be engineering marvels,  The legends of Caligula’s ships remained a mystery until Mussolini ordered the lake to be drained and its remains recovered in a museum that was damaged by a fire damaged during the II° WW. Restored and reopened in 1953, it currently houses scale replicas of the ships and an interesting video in which you can admire the recovery work and the majesty of the ships and their artifacts. 

Castel Gandolfo

Bird's eye view

Castel Gandolfo

Green garden

Castel Gandolfo

Pope's Palace

Castel Gandolfo

The gardens of the papal residence

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Castel Gandolfo, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, is built on the slopes of Lake Albano which together with that of Nemi is the result of a gigantic explosion of the Lazio volcano whose activity began about 600,000 years ago and has continued. until about 355,000 years ago.

In addition to the beauty of the landscape that surrounds it, the town of Castel Gandolfo is known to international tourism thanks also to the presence of the summer residence of the Popes, now open to the public, which is crowned by many other summer residences, villas, and cottages built starting from 17th century.

For enthusiasts, Castel Gandolfo also has a beautiful golf course.

Subiaco

The Sacro Speco

Subiaco

The Sacro Speco - Interiors

Subiaco

Borgo degli Opici

Subiaco

San Benedict Lake

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Subiaco, overlooking the Simbruini Mountains, offers a considerable number of places of great naturalistic interest such as woods, forests, and ponds with which to enter into perfect harmony.

Considered one of the most fascinating villages in Italy, it was the seat of the summer residence of Emperor Nero. The town takes its name from the system of barriers built along the Aniene river to create artificial lakes that could adorn and make his residence more beautiful.

Of particular interest is the medieval village of the Opifici, home until a few years ago of the ancient workshops of the artisans, and the religious buildings that give an unmistakable charm to the landscape.

Among the most evocative are the monasteries of Santa Scholastica and San Benedetto, of which the Gothic and Cosmatesque cloisters and the frescoes of the elegant neoclassical church.