The Suburbs of Rome in the county represent its complement due to multiple aspects. The Spirituality, Villas and Castles, Land and Water, Parks and Natural Reserves, Archaelogy and, of course, Food & Wine. The Outskirts of Rome are amazing and you will have the nicest unexpected surprise by touring with me in these area. There was a time in which, near Rome, the Romans were not even in the caves and other civilizations were already leaving their footsteps: Latins, Sabins, Volsci and above all, the Etruscan Civilization.
1. THE ROMAN CASTLES - The Origin of Rome -
Castel Gandolfo - Albano and its Lake - Ariccia - Nemi and its Lake - Genzano - Lanuvio - Velletri - Frascati - Grottaferrata - Marino
2. CERVETERI: The Etruscan Trip in the County of Rome.
Cerveteri was one of Etruria's most important and wealtiest cities due to its location nearby the mining riches in the Tolfa mountains. The Etruscan Ceisra and the Roman Caere is the quintessence of the Etruscan Necropolis, whose most famous example is to be found in the Tumulus Tombs. In here in the XIXth cent. have been discovered some of the best Etruscan Art: rings, bronzes, rough metals, jewellery, object carved in ivory and bones, "bucchero" wares. Most of these masterpices are now hosted in Museums of Rome (Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia; Etruscan Museum of the Vatican Museums; Musei Capitolini).
3. PALESTRINA - A journey back on time.
The Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia (IInd Cent. B.C.). - The city was a major cultual centre of for the worship of the goddess Fortuna Primigenia. Here, the Sanctuary and temple oracle were surrounded by an immense complex of buildings rising up the hillside like a pyramid of terraces, visible even from the sea-coast. The cult was flourishing by 120 B.C and its flames and torches could be seen until Anzio Beach, over 20 miles (30 KM) distant. Seven terraces, hundreds of columns, fountains, enchanting views, landscapes, and the most fascinating and accurate mosaic in the whole Roman World, The Nile landscape.
4. MEDIEVAL BURGS and ROUTES through the Roman Roads
4.1. Via Flaminia & Via Tiberina (Tiber Valley): Riano, Castelnuovo di Porto, Capena, Morlupo, Rignano Flaminio, Sant'Oreste, Fiano Romano
4.2. Via Salaria. Monterotondo, Mentana, Palombara Sabina and Poggio Mirteto.
4.3. Via Tiburtina & The Valley of the Aniene River : Arsoli, Antýcoli Corrado, Cineto Romano, Mandela, Vicovaro, Castel Madama, Tivoli.
4.4. Via Prenestina : Palestrina, Cave, Genazzano, Paliano.
4.5. Via Casilina : still now leads to Capua (Caserta), coincident with two Roman Roads ( Via Labicana and Via Latina), Zagarolo, Valmontone, Colleferro, Segni, Fiuggi, Anagni, Ferentino.
4.6. Via Braccianese, from Rome to Bracciano and its Lake, Oriolo Romano, Manziana, Trevignano Romano, Anguillara Sabazia.
4.7 Via Cassia : Sacrofano, Campagnano, Formello, Isola Farnese
4.8. Via Aurelia : Castel di Guido, Aranova, Ceri, Cerveteri, Santa Severa, Tolfa.