A Complete Guide To Villa Lante, Bagnaia

Villa Lante Bagnaia

There are plenty of sights in Rome, but if you want to escape the crowds and explore further afield, don’t fret: there’s plenty of places to do just that a mere stone’s throw from the Italian capital. One of these is the Mannerist gardens of Villa Lante. Situated just over 100 kilometers (62 miles) from … Read more

A Guide To Visiting Tarquinia And The Etruscan Necropolis

Tarquinia Italy

Situated just 93 kilometers (57 miles) northwest of Rome, the UNESCO-recognized city of Tarquinia is a great place for a day trip from the capital. With its Etruscan roots and ancient Etruscan necropolis, and location just seven kilometers (four miles) inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea, there’s plenty of history to marvel at – and some … Read more

The Complete Guide To Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto Italy

Just 121 kilometers (75 miles) north of Rome, Orvieto is a popular place to take a day trip from the Italian capital. The small city, situated on a rocky tuff outcrop, is replete with medieval history, and boasts a wealth of architecture and even a connection to the Papacy. With all this fascinating history to … Read more

A Guide To Visiting Villa Farnese, Caprarola

Villa Farnese

While Rome has a lot going for it, sometimes you just need to escape the bustling capital and get a breath of fresh air. Luckily, there’s plenty of places to check out just a stone’s throw from the city. One of these is Villa Farnese. Located 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of Rome in the … Read more

A Local’s Guide To Viterbo, Italy

Viterbo Italy

Viterbo is an ideal spot for a day trip from Rome. It’s in easy reach of the Italian capital, being just 80 kilometers (50 miles) away. So once you’ve perhaps had enough of the hustle and bustle of Rome, Viterbo makes for the perfect antidote. This city and its medieval streets and architecture is packed … Read more

A Guide To Visiting The Parco Dei Mostri, Bomarzo

Parco dei Mostri Bomarzo

If you’re looking for an interesting place to visit on a day trip from Rome, none come more visually fascinating than Bomarzo Monster Park. Officially named Sacro Bosco (literally “Sacred Grove”), Bomarzo is a Mannerist garden that’s so bizarre, and perhaps even frightening, that it’s earned the nickname “Parco dei Mostri” – Park of the … Read more

The Essential Guide To Civita Di Bagnoregio, Italy

Civita di Bagnoregio Italy

Part of the historical Tuscia region, the fairytale town of Civita di Bagnoregio is a must-visit for anybody interested in history or beautiful scenery. Meaning “Town of the Royal Bath”, this town sits atop a bluff of tuff – a type of rock formed by the buildup of volcanic ash. If you’re staying in Rome, … Read more

A Curated Guide To Tuscia, Italy


Not many people outside of Italy know about Tuscia. Those who do have usually heard the name in connection to Civita di Bagnoregio, a small, beautiful hilltop town that many visit on day trips from Rome. Yet, Tuscia is one of the most scenic regions in Italy, and easily my favorite. This is where my … Read more

7 Lovely Hidden Gems In Tuscia

Hidden gems in Tuscia

Filled with medieval villages, necropoli, and beautiful forests… the Tuscia region of Italy makes for an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of Rome. The region constitutes multiple areas that were historically under Etruscan influence. The name ‘Tuscia’ is derived from the ancient name of ‘Etruria,’ which arose following the Roman conquest. Today, the … Read more

How To Visit Ostia Antica, Rome

Ostia Antica Rome

If you are a fan of history and archeological sites, there is no doubt that you should visit Ostia Antica while in Rome. An easy day trip from the Italian capital, thanks to its location right at the mouth of the Tiber River (which has moved since!), this used to be Rome’s ancient harbor – … Read more