Lanuvio – near Rome on wonderful Hills
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Lanuvio – near Rome on wonderful Hills

Lanuvio is located 33 kilometers from Rome, on the Albani Hills, is part of the Castelli Romani. The foundation would have happened thanks to or Diomede, a companion of Aeneas, or for the eponymous hero Lanuvio. A city well known in antiquity, it owes its fortune to the Sanctuary of Giunone Sospita. This building was on more terracing on the hill of San Lorenzo and sees different stages of construction. The goddess is portrayed as an...

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Portus
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Portus

  When you name the city of Fiumicino comes immediately to mind for its seafood restaurants, for the sea and the walks along the dock. Few, including its inhabitants, know its rich archaeological history. On Via Portuense, a few steps from Fiumicino Airport, under a viaduct there is the entrance to the park archaeological site of the ports of Claudius and Trajan. The coast today has advanced about 3 kilometers but in ancient...

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Castelli Romani – Lakes, papal residences and porchetta
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Castelli Romani – Lakes, papal residences and porchetta

  Near Rome, more precisely on the Alban Hills, there are 17 municipalities today gathered under the name of “Castelli Romani”. As the historian Giuseppe Tomassetti reconstructed, the denomination “Roman castles” dates back to the XIV century, when many inhabitants of Rome, to escape economic and political difficulties deriving from the captivity of Avignon, they took refuge in the castles of the Roman...

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Genazzano “Infiorata” –  A show for the sight and for the story
Nov28

Genazzano “Infiorata” – A show for the sight and for the story

 In the heart of Lazio, there is a small one borough: Genazzano. Already known in ancient Rome as a holiday destination, in the last century it comes visited by thousands of tourists, especially in July, for a particular event: “The Infiorata”.   It all started in 1883 when His Excellency Vincenzo Monsignor Vannutelli, drafted the statute of the Association of the Apostolate of Prayer in honor of the Sacred Heart of...

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Le cascate di Fosso Castello ed il “Sentiero dei Giganti”: alla riscoperta della Tuscia
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Le cascate di Fosso Castello ed il “Sentiero dei Giganti”: alla riscoperta della Tuscia

Quando parliamo di Tuscia a volte restiamo un po’ confusi, e secondo me è anche un po’ lecito: perché? Innanzitutto era la terra degli antichi Etruschi, che popolavano i territori  delle attuali regioni della Toscana, dell’alto Lazio e della parte occidentale dell’Umbria fino al fiume Tevere, talmente bravi da far ingelosire i Romani, i quali, nel 396 a.c., decisero di conquistarli, ma questa è un’altra storia. Tornando all’Etruria,...

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Immersione nel giardino di Ninfa
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Immersione nel giardino di Ninfa

Giardino all’inglese contrariamente alla Villa D’Este esempio di giardino con una struttura mediterranea. Si situa sotto un castello importante, il castello Caetani di Sermoneta. Questo tipo di giardini danno un ampio spazio all’acqua in cui é lasciata scorrere secondo il suo corso naturale senza artifici. Alle rovine neoclassiche si sostituiscono le rovine medievali. La Flora é ricca e variegata (1300 specie vegetali), per gli...

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