403: There’s No Place Like Rome, Part 2


It’s time for part 2! Emma shares more of her Roman adventure! This episode is more about the places to visit in this wonderful city, and we’re not just talking about the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. Think, majestic medieval towns that are just a short drive from Rome. If you’re a foodie, go back to Part 1 of this episode where we talked all about food in Rome.

If you prefer to read, check out this epic blog post with lots of advice on what to do and where to eat in Rome!

This is what we spoke about during the episode

  • Tivoli is a small town on the mountain tops and a just a 40-minute drive away from Rome. Throughout history, noble people went to Tivoli for their summers to escape the Roman heat in summer. 
  • The Villa d’Este is an ancient Renaissance site with beautiful interiors and mind-blowing gardens.
  • Caprarola is a small town in Lazio region, where Rome is also a part of. The Palazzo Farnese is a Renaissance mansion in Caprarola known for its pentagonal design and amazing frescoes or plaster wall paintings.
  • The Rocca Calascio is a medieval castle on top of the Apennine mountains in Abruzzo.
  • The Castello Orsini Odescalchi is a 15th century castle in the Bracciano region. Here you’ll find a massive collection of weapons used during the war and spectacular views. 
  • Calcata is a little medieval village on top of a cliff that has a very Bohemian artistic feel with lots of arts and crafts. 
  • If you visit Tuscany, it must be an overnight trip to see the beautiful sites such as Volterra.
  • When you go to Orvieto, a small town in Umbria, you can visit the Cathedral. Just book a little train trip from Rome and you’re there.
  • The Via Appia is one of the earliest and most important Roman roads of the ancient Republic.
  • Trastevere is a historic neighbourhood known for its narrow cobblestone streets. You can go here for dinner or drinks.
  • Ostia Antica is a massive archaeological site outside the main city. If you are a lover of history, you have to go here.
  • The Aventine Keyhole is a beautiful view where you look through the keyhole and you will see perfectly framed St Peter’s Basilica.

There’s just so much to see in Rome and six weeks were not enough. You could walk around the city centre every day and you’ll see something new. I also really recommend going at different times of the day. When you travel to Rome. Ahhh, Roma! When you travel to Rome you experience so much, you learn so much about yourself, about the history and culture.  You come back a different person.

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Emma + Carla

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