Holiday spots since the Roman Empire
They still are a favourite choice for romans and holiday makers from all over in the summer. Formed by the hilly Colli Albani the surround Rome, Castelli Romani are made of 17 towns known all around the world, like Frascati, dominated by the 16th century Villa Aldobrandini, Grottaferrata with its Greek Abbey of San Nilo built in 1004, or Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's summer residence, on one of the two volcanic lakes. Nemi, that is also the name of the lake, is worth a visit too. It will make you soak in roman history, thanks to the Roman Ship museum, and will leave you speechless for its breathtaking green-blue view. Besides villas and history, ancient ruins and astonishing views, Castelli Romani are famous for white wine and the traditional cuisine embodied by Fraschette, typical restaurants formerly used as roman cellars, where you can taste local products, as cheese, porchetta, olives and a glass of good wine. One of the most famous towns for Fraschette is surely Ariccia where the Hotel Villa Aricia arises.
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