When visiting Rome with italy travel packages, the people follow the example of the emperor and the pope and some of the area. PARTA Fuori (outside the gate), as the ancient Romans said, are great treasures. The area around Rome, Lazio region, is one of the most beautiful regions of Italy itself, and those who travel outside the gates of Rome would be in for a special treat.
In the east of the city of Rome (about half hour by train) is Ostia Antica, a site considered the “Pompei in Rome.” Once the site of the ancient Roman port, this area loses its meaning when the Tiber river changed course, which (about 2,000 years later), a desert, muddy sand.
Founded in the 4th century BC, today little more than a site for the excavated ruins. Tourists explore the Ostia Antica, however a better understanding of what is life like in ancient times by exploring the excavation and its museum.
Among the items should be examined on this site is the floor mosaic of Neptune and the sea goddess Amphitrite Terme in Nattuna (Baths of Neptune), the theater was built by Agrippa (the original creator of the Pantheon in Rome), and Mithraeum on the balconies and walls of this building decorated with the symbol of the cult of Mithras religion. Near the ruins of Ostia Antica is the medieval town of Castello della Rovere, which began in 1483.
Another place worth the trip on a day trip from Rome to Tivoli. In ancient times, the Tivoli is the place where the emperor went to the heat and misery of the life of Rome in the summer to escape. great palaces and villas were made, but the Middle Ages, this area is largely abandoned. It was rediscovered by the elite of the Catholic Church, cardinals and popes with their abundant wealth, which in turn triggered by the construction of a new area.
Today, Tivoli is a beautiful and lively area with lovely views and waterfalls. Two jewel remains of antiquity, the Temple of Vesta and the ruins of the sanctuary of soothsayers. Most of the tourists who travel from Rome (via bus or train) but came to the Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa) or the Villa d’Este’s garden’m prepared.
Villa Adriana / Hadrian’s Villa
One of the most successful of the Roman Emperor Hadrian to power in 1178 AD, and began the construction boom in Rome (and elsewhere) that is unmatched. His villa at Tivoli is a work created by local artists, the idea of combining travel Rome. He admired the Hellenistic (Greek) culture. His large estate in Tivoli is a conglomerate of baths, theaters, libraries, temples, open gym, and guest pavilion. The most famous element in Villa Adriana is Canopus, the artificial lake created for a channel in the Nile mimic. They explore the house will do well during a visit to rent the audio tour (with it, you will receive a free map to help guide your environment.)
In the center is Tivoli Villa d’Este, built by a Cardinal in the 16th century. Although the villa itself is not much these days, the main reason to visit the garden a special place to see. Creating a great water park, River Aniene diverted, and the result is amazing. The gardens of Villa d’Este is a masterpiece, with sun and shade, water and stone work all together to experience a truly unforgettable. Perhaps the most romantic time to visit this park on a summer evening when the water fountain with lights that work their magic.
Unlike what their name might imply, the Castelli no castle, but more interesting towns and villages across the Alban Hills, which (of course) is not really “hill”, but not the remnants of extinct volcanoes volcanic activity.
Today is a beautiful city, surrounded by olive groves, forests full of chestnut trees, vineyards and picturesque, with its wine cellar. Among the cities Frescati worth exploring, with a firm Villa Aldonbrandini; Castelgandolfo, where the Pope summer (Villa Pontifica) Ariccia, with magnificent Palazzo Chigi, and Nemi, the smallest but most beautiful of all.
Is a journey between the towns of the Castelli Romani hill or take in a magnificent villas of Tivoli or a step back in time in Ostia Antica to take, it is clear that little more than one hour outside the city of Rome (and often less), the beautiful Italian countryside is worth discovering. Rome is a city that’s hard to leave, but one day out of town is worth the time away.