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The Roman Riviera: Terracina, Sperlonga and Gaeta

Explore the beautiful coastline south of Rome, combining quaint fisher hamlets, ancient ruins and the stunning backdrop offered by the dramatic cliffs and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. View of Terracina and Mount Circeo from the Temple of Jupiter This day trip is best done by car. Starting

Walking in Eden: Garden of Ninfa and Ancient Temples in Cori

In the Middle Ages Ninfa was a thriving village, part of the Caetani family’s vast landholdings around Sermoneta. It was abandoned when malaria-carrying mosquitoes infested the plain, and it fell into ruin. Now it is a place of rare beauty, a dream garden of romantic ruins and rushing waters, of

Hidden Treasures: Palestrina and Subiaco

View of Palestrina with the remains of the Sactuary of Fortuna Primigenia Among the many destinations most international travelers are not familiar with, today we will explore two of my favorite ones in the vicinity of Rome. Palestrina is located about 35 km (21 miles) east of Rome, and is