Lazio - Italian Villa Vacations
All roads lead to Rome...…and when in Rome do as Romans do…..
As they say, a life time is not long enough in Rome ‘Non basta una vita a Roma’. If you have 5 days in Rome, it is best you choose what is most important for you to see, and see these properly rather than trying to run around madly and see everything.
From the Trevi fountain and the Spanish steps to the colosseum, from the Vatican and the Sistine chapel, to the Basilica, the Foreum to the pantheon, where does one start in Rome?
It is a good idea to be centrally located, so you can enjoy walking the charming and chaotic streets from one piazza to the next, and soak up as much mind blowing history that Rome has to offer.
Rome is also the home of the pope and the catholic religion. The Vatican City is the world’s smallest sovereign state which covers an area less than 1 sq km. The popes words become gospel to over a billion catholic’s worldwide once spoken, and the treasures and wealth of St Peters really do have to be seen to be believed. St Peters is one of the world’s greatest public spaces and when looked at from above the square resembles a keyhole. There are 2 semi circles each made up of 4 rows of columns which form a huge oval that straightens out towards the basilica.
St Peters Basilica, Vatican Museums, and the remarkable Sistine chapel (which house some of Michelangelo’s most famous frescoes are all a must see whilst in Rome.
Italian villas vacations offers a small collection of apartments to rent in the centre of Rome, as well as one spectacular villa located just half an hour from the centre in an area called ‘Castella Romani’.
Our Villa Patricia is the perfect place for large groups wanting to enjoy Rome (which can be reached in just 30 minutes by train), and then come home from their day of sightseeing and relax by the pool and in the gardens of the villa.
The Castella Romani ("Castles of Rome") is a group of communes in the province of Rome. They are located at short distance south-east to Rome, at the feet of the Alban Hills. The area of the Castella occupies an ancient, fertile volcanic area which has allowed since ancient times a flourishing agriculture. The former crater is occupied by two lakes, the Lake of Noemi and that of Albano. Starting from the Romans, it was an area frequented by the noblemen of Rome for its fresher climate during summer: the tradition was followed by the Popes which still have their summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, on the Lake Albano. Families which ruled in the castellan include Rossini, Colonna, Chiai, Aldobrandini and Ruspoli. The cool climate, the presence of the lake, and the fertile fields have transformed this place into a holiday resort for the Popes and noble families, as demonstrated by some wonderful villas and palaces like Palazzo Chigi, in Ariccia, and Villa Aldobrandini, in Frascati. The area to the southeast of the Eternal City has long been appreciated for its mild winters and cool summers that allowed Roman families to keep an eye on their palaces in the city. Now you can get in Rome in as little as 25 minutes by train. A perfect place for those who want to visit Rome during the day and retreat to a quiet paradise each afternoon. Many naturalistic, historical gastronomic and archaeological itineraries are possible too. The area is renowned for the production of wine, including the white wine of Frascati and the Castelli Romani. The archaeological park consists of acres and acres forests and fields, leading to evocative ruins scattered among chestnuts and majestic pine umbrella: the Villa of Emperor Tiberius, the remains of an amphitheatre, the spectacular Tusculum Theatre, a 2600-year-old cistern, and a set of ancient walls.
Transportation: A railway line runs from Rome's Stazione Termini. The rail journey is very scenic, passing Rome's aqueducts, vineyards and market gardens before skirting Lake Albano If you are flying into Ciampino Airport, staying in the Castelli Romani and relying on public transport, you can catch the train at Ciampino Station, or the bus at Anagnina Metro Station, without going into Rome.
Rome - City
Italian Villa Vacations has a number of apartments available for rent in Rome that are not displayed on this site.
We have alot of properties around the Spanish steps and Trastavere which are suitable for 2 -6 people. For information and details regarding our Rome rentals, please enquire.