Category Archives: Points of interest

Sunset in Castel San Pietro Romano

Watching the sunset from Castel San Pietro Romano, a village known as ‘the balcony of the Roman province’, is an unforgettable experience. The village lies exactly where the acropolis of ancient Praenest once stood, at over 700 metres high, in an enchanted setting that seems almost to be frozen back in time. The view ranges…
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Sunset in Castel San Pietro Romano

Watching the sunset from Castel San Pietro Romano, a village known as ‘the balcony of the Roman province’, is an unforgettable experience. The village lies exactly where the acropolis of ancient Praenest once stood, at over 700 metres high, in an enchanted setting that seems almost to be frozen back in time. The view ranges…
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The ruins of ancient Tusculum

The Tusculum Archaeological-Cultural Park does not just offer an exciting journey back through history, but is also an occasion to enjoy the natural beauty of the Alban Hills for a few hours. The remains of the city stand along the crest of a hill overlooking Monte Albano and framed by the thick vegetation typical of…
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50 shades of fat

The Norcineria, or speciality butcher shop, is one of Castelli Romani’s most important traditions. Luckily no part of the pig is wasted here. The pig provides fresh or aged produce: porchetta (roast pork), guanciale (pork jowl), sausage and naturally the typical coppiette (strips of dried pork). The butchers hand down their ancient art from father…
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