Things to see in the Roma and surronding area
Orvieto: an escapade to Gothic Italy
If you are looking to escape Rome for the day, head to the absurdly photogenic town of Orvieto. Perched on top of an enormous flat-topped volcanic cliff in the middle of the countryside, it boasts a monumental 14th-century cathedral whose beauty rivals that of the Sistine Chapel.
The ultimate guide to Florence
Florence is one of the those incredibly magical places and warrants a visit, even if just for a day.
Viterbo: an authentic Medieval experience just a short trip from Rome
Viterbo, to the north of Rome, has one of the best-preserved Medieval towns in Italy, and the wider province has some idyllic places just waiting to be explored.
Ostia Antica: the ancient port of Rome
The ancient port of Rome, Ostia Antica, is located just 30 minutes away from the city. Read on to discover the fascinating history behind this ancient Roman archaeological site.
Villa d’Este, the extravagant whim of a cardenal
Just a few kilometres from Rome, Villa d’Este is a prime example of the capriciousness of Ippolito d’Este and his family. Its spectacular gardens are well worth a visit.
Villa Adriana, an emperor’s palace
Hadrian’s Villa, just a stone’s throw from Rome, comprises 30 buildings, tunnels and underground galleries. It is an archaeological gem steeped in history and unresolved mysteries.
The ultimate guide to the markets in Rome: from food to fashion
There is nothing like heading to a market in Rome to get a taste of life alla Romana. Read on to discover our round-up of the top markets in the Eternal City.
What to see near Rome: top trips in under two hours
Rome is ideally situated for getting to know other interesting places. Find out all about the top places you can get to in under two hours by train.