Off the Beaten Path in Rome Outside Rome
While visiting Rome, there are great places to see just outside the city or only a short train ride away. Here is a list of places that shouldn’t be missed during any trip to Rome.
Wine and Cheese in Frascati
Beginning at the Termini Station in Rome, there are trains to Frascati. It’s a short ride to the city center, which is crowded with cute cantinas. It is especially famous for its white wine, which can be bought straight from the barrel. While enjoying wine and cheese, visitors can get a full view of Rome in a relaxing atmosphere.
Cathedral in Orvieto
Located on a volcanic cliff, Orvieto is a worthwhile day trip from Rome. Besides cute shops and interesting sites underground, such as cisterns, passages, and storage rooms that were dug into the soft rock by Romans and the Etruscan, the Torre del Moro tower is 40 meters high and was built to protect the city. The cathedral, built around 1300, is a favorite attraction. It is covered with stained glass, colored mosaics, and sculptures. Inside are two chapels decorated with frescoes from the 14th century.
Outside Rome – Villas in Tivoli
The fastest way from Rome to Tivoli is by bus from the Tiburtina station, since there is a long walk if you arrive by train. The town has cute shops and two villas worth visiting. Villa d’Este is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Built in the 16th century, it has beautiful terraced gardens and 500 fountains that are activated throughout the day. Bus number 4 goes to Villa Adriana, the second villa in Tivoli.
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