Weekend Trips in Rome

1. Vulci , Rome

Vulci  Photo

Once an Etruscan city to the northwest of Rome, Vulci is now an archaeological park that is dotted with ruins and excavation sites. The park covers 900 hectares and is surrounded by volcanic canyons, the Fiora River, and Pellicone Lake.

2. Anzio, Rome

Anzio Beach

Anzio is a seaside town in Italy's Lazio region. It is primarily a fishing port, and a gateway to the Pontine Islands of Ponza, Palmarola, and Ventotene. The town's beachhead was also the setting for the Battle of Anzio - a WWII skirmish.

3. Frascati , Rome

Frascati Italy

In addition to being famous for its white wine, Frascati is also home to Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the Pope. Overlooking Lake Albano, this town is a popular weekend destination for Romans in the summer. 21 km from Rome.

4. Castel Gandolfo, Rome

Castel Gandolfo Lake

Overlooking Lake Albano, Castel Gandalfo is a picturesque town just 25-kilometers southeast of Rome. Best known for the Palace of Castel Gandolfo - once the summer residence of the Pope, and now a public museum.

5. Palestrina, Rome

Palestrina Drone Photo

Built on the ruins of the ancient city of Praeneste, Palestrina sits 35 kilometers east of Rome. Rife with archaeological artefacts and historical architecture, Palestrina boasts a number of venues that give context to the city's past.

6. Canterano, Rome

Canterano Mountain

Canterano is a quiet village situated in the heart of the Italian Apennines known for its unspoilt natural surroundings and rich traditions. The comune's history features a mix of both fact and legend.

7. Campania, Rome

Campania Region Italy

Campania is filled with fertile soils and impressive landscapes. Hike the Matese mountains, wander the coast, or explore the region's capital - Naples. The area has a temperate climate and is celebrated for its vineyards and olive groves.