By Lorenzo | May 27, 2019
With so much to see in Rome, it can be hard to tear yourself away from the city, anyway the surroundings of Rome offer spectacular daytrips.
Here you have a few ideas !
The garden of Ninfa ( Cisterna Latina)
The garden of Ninfa was declared “Natural Monument” by the Region Lazio in 2000.
It opens to public in all its beauty from April until the first days of November
Inside the Garden of Ninfa there are cherry trees and ornamental apple trees that bloom in a spectacular way in spring, varieties of deciduous magnolias, birches, marsh irises and a sensational variety of Japanese maples.
Opening days and tickets 2019
May: 1, 4, 5, 12, 19, 26.
June: 1, 2 and 16.
July: 6, 7 and 21.
August: 3, 4 and 15.
In September the weekend of the 7th and 8th.
In October Saturday 5 and Sunday 6,
November only Sunday the 3rd
The price of tickets to visit the Garden of Ninfa is € 15 full price
Free entry for children under 12.
Villa d’este – Villa adriana ( Tivoli)
Villa Adriana was built between 118 and 138 AD from Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus)
Adriano decided to move his residence outside the capital, choosing a green and water-rich territory, near Tivoli, 28 km from Rome,
The Villa includes residential buildings, spas, nymphaeums, pavilions, gardens that alternate according to a completely unusual distribution, which does not reflect the usual sequence of villas and imperial domus
Villa Adriana was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999
Villa d’Este is a masterpiece of the Italian garden and part of UNESCO world heritage, with an impressive concentration of fountains, nymphaeums, caves and water games
Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este, Governor of Tivoli since 1550, immediately caressed the idea of creating a garden along the slope of the “Valle gaudente”. In 1605 Cardinal Alessandro d’Este started a new program of interventions for the restoration and repair of damage to vegetation and plumbing systems,
Other works were carried out in the years 1660 – 70, when Gianlorenzo Bernini himself was involved.
Civita di bagnoreggio
Located on the border of Umbria, in the Tiber Valley, Civita di Bagnoregio is squeezed between the two deep ravines of Rio Chiaro and Rio Torbido. It is part of the Most Beautiful Villages of Italy.
For many years it became almost a ghost town, today Civita di Bagnoregio is connected to its sister Bagnoregio, and to the “rest of the world”, through a very thin and long viaduct. It was rebuilt twice, after the demolition of the old masonry bridge, blown up by the Germans during the Second World War.
Entrance ticket prices to the Borgo
Every day of the year: € 5.00
The Archaeological Park of Ostia Antica is one of the largest and most famous in Italy, equal only to that of Pompei. Thanks to the nineteenth-century escavations, 34 hectares (out of 50 possible) are rebuilt. Ostia
It seems, according to tradition, that this was one of the first inhabited settlements in Rome (founded by Anco Marzio) therefore one of the oldest areas.
The excavations of Ostia Antica were begun, at the behest of Pius VII in 1800 and were carried out by Pius IX in 1909 with Vaglieri, Paribeni and Calza who helped to resurrect the Ancient Host from the dust of the soil that had buried it.
The excavations of Ostia Antica are located in Via dei Romagnoli 717 and can be easily reached with your own vehicle or by metro, taking the B line towards Laurentina up to Magliana and from here the train to Lido di Ostia up to Ostia Antica, cross the blue pedestrian overpass and go straight to the excavation gate (total time about half an hour).
For more information, ask at the reception desk of Des Artistes Budget Room Our staff will be happy to show you a wide range of tours !