Living in Rome allows me always to find something to do and someplace to visit (not ever far from the city). In July, one Sunday morning, I decided to take a tour of the Cistercian abbey of Casamari and Isola del Liri (a small village famous for the waterfall that “cuts in half” the town).
With the arrival of the beautiful spring days, I started making some day trips, to explore places easily reachable from Rome. I discovered the castle of Vulci, also called the abbey castle, by looking for a destination for one of these trips.
It was already a few years since I started thinking about a tour of the abbeys of Lazio because I wanted to know better the region where I grew up (and I’m currently living). I decided to start from the bottom part of the area, spending a day visiting the abbey of Valvisciolo and the…Continue Reading
In mid-March, I spent a Saturday morning between Caprarola and Vico Lake, in the province of Viterbo. I decided to take this quick trip out of town to visit Palazzo Farnese: built for the Farnese family, in a point overlooking the small city of Caprarola, this palace is famous for its pentagonal structure.
Monday, October 28, I was in Pomezia for a press conference and, at the end of the conference, the organizers took us to visit the small “Lavinium” civic museum in Pratica di Mare.
It is a small and well organized museum, which I found quite…Continue Reading