The "Castelli Romani" Region in the south of Rome

 

Palazzo Sforza Cesarini and park
palazzo sforza cesarini a genzano
This palace in Genzano di Roma is placed in a large park, which can be visited. There are nice views on the lake "Lago di Nemi"

 

The Castelli Romani are located directly in front of the gates of Rome. They consist of villages and small towns, such as Lanuvio, Genzano, Albano, Castel Gandolfo, Ariccia and Frascati, located on the wooded slopes of the Alban Hills, with beautiful lakes and vineyards. It is one of the most beautiful areas of the province of Rome, and is worth a visit.

 

The Castelli Romani region was visited by famous people for many centuries and here villas were built with beautiful gardens, for example, in Frascati and Ariccia. In the dense forests and around the lakes, it is ideal for hiking. This area offers panoramic views over the hills and vineyards, the lakes of Albano and Nemi, and the sea, with unforgettable sunsets. The region is also known for its wine production, with some of the best Italian DOC wines.

 

Castelli Romani - Towns and places worth seeing in this area:

Anzio and Nettuno (beautiful beaches from Anzio to the Nature Park "Tor Caldara")

Ariccia (visit the palace "Palazzo Chigi - eating in the typical fraschette)

Castel Gandolfo (Pope Residence and Lake Albano, with hiking and swimming at the lake)

Frascati (known for the well known Frascati-wine and villas - lovely walks in the Tusculum area)

Genzano (Town on the lake "Lago di Nemi")

Grottaferrata (monastery visit)

Lanuvio (ancient village and beautiful view)

Nemi (picturesque village, strawberries and lake "Lago di Nemi", hiking)

Ostia antica (well-known Roman ruins, nice day trip)

Rocca di Papa (beautiful village on the mountainside with hiking trails)

Sabaudia and Circeo (beautiful beaches, hiking - Natural Park of Circeo)

Tivoli (visit of the three interesting villas - Villa Adriana - Villa d'Este - Villa Gregoriana)