The apartment is in one of the greener and most historical area around Rome. You can have a relaxing holiday in a very nice area at just 30 minutes train from Rome Central Station (Termini Station) from where you can go everywhere in Rome!
It is the perfect place if you want to enjoy the roman lifestyle around the city, it is quite and there are also many place to visit at just 10-15 minutes from the apartment (the "Castelli Romani" is one of the most beautiful area around the city, ("Castles of Rome") is a group of comunes in the province of Rome, Italy. They are located at short distance south-east to Rome, at the feet of the Alban Hills, in the territory corresponding to the Old Latium. The area of the Castelli 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 Nemi 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 castles include Orsini, Colonna, Chigi, Aldobrandini, Savelli, Annibaldi and Ruspoli.
Since 1996, the Castelli Romani area has been home to a large Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) zone that makes a wide variety of wine including rosés, slightly sparkling frizzantes and both dry and sweet wines. The DOC red and rosés are composed of Cesanese Comune, Merlot, Montepulciano, Nero Buono and Sangiovese with up to 15% of other local red grape varieties such as Abbuoto. The white wines of the region are composed of Malvasia Candia, Puntinata and Trebbiano with up to 30% of other local white grape varieties. Grapes destined for DOC production must be harvested to a yield no greater than 12 tonnes/hectare with the white and rosés attaining a minimum alcohol level of at least 10.5% and the reds being having at least 11% alcohol by volume.
ARICCIA (it is 10-15 minutes far with a bus from the apartment) is celebrated for its porchetta (roasted pork meat). Local sweets include maritozzi, a kind of sweet bun.
USEFULL LINKS (all these places are 10-15 minutes far from the apartment, and they are full of Roman history, cuisine places, wine taste, museum and parks):
The area is simply connected with the city center, the train station is only 5-10 minutes walking from the apartment, and then from there it takes you 25-30 minutes train to Rome-Termini Station (train ticket for one way is 2,10 euro, otherwise there are also daily/weekly promotions). There is a train every 30 minutes. You can also join the beaches at the "litorale romano" (Torvajanica) just getting a bus that is 1 minute far from the apartment, and than it takes 15-20 minutes to the beaches.
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Hi everybody, my name is Valentino and I am pleased to tell you something about me.
I am 27 years old, I was born in Genzano di Roma exactly in the "Castelli Romani" area. I love traveling very much and I live in the apartment where the room I rent is. Most of the time I am not home due to my job roster, as I am a Flight Attendant. I am a very shine person, love to meet new people and help those who travel (I am also a big traveller, and I have lived in Sydney-Australia for 8 months in 2011, one of the best city I have never seen!). I am also a very good tour guide, so hopefully I am going to tell you places to go an visit in one of the most beautiful city of the world...Rome!!!See you soon guys... ;-)