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Abbey of San Nilo

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In Grottaferrata, a busy village a couple of miles from Frascati, the main attraction is a walled citadel founded by St. Nilo, who brought...

Castello della Rovere

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The distinctive Castello della Rovere, easily spotted as you come off the footbridge from the train station and part of the medieval...

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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Viterbo's Romanesque cathedral was built over the ruins of the ancient Roman Temple of Hercules. During World War II the roof and the...

Lakeside Lido

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Lined with restaurants, ice-cream parlors, and cafés, this is a favorite spot for Roman families to relax. No motorized craft are allowed...

Museo delle Navi Romani

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Nemi may be small, but it has a long and fascinating history. In Roman times it was an important sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Diana:...

Palazzo Barberini

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A bomb blast during World War II uncovered the remains of the immense Temple of Fortune that covered the entire hillside under the present...

Palazzo Chigi

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This is a true rarity—a baroque residence whose original furniture, paintings, drapes, and decorations are largely intact. The Italian...

Palazzo Farnese

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When Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, Pope Paul III's grandson, retired to Caprarola, he intended to build a residence that would reflect...

Palazzo Papale

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This Gothic palace was built in the 13th century as a residence for popes looking to get away from the city. At the time, Rome was notoriously...

Parco dei Mostri

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This eerie fantasy, originally known as the Village of Marvels, or the Sacred Wood, was created in 1552 by Prince Vicino Orsini, with...

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