Villa Falconieri and the beauties of Frascati and Castelli Romani.
Weekends in Frascati and in Castelli Romani smell of art and history.
Many public buildings and monuments, open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, to make the stay in the Roman countryside become an unforgettable experience.
Among the famous buildings which open their secrets, stands Villa Falconieri, in Frascati, known as the Pearl of the Castles, and The Town of White Wine.
Villa Falconieri, is the amazing building of the XIV century, built by Monsignor Alessandro Rufini bishop of Melfi, and later enlarged by Pope Paul the III, and it opens to public every Sunday from 10 to 13 a.m., with the possibility of guided tours at 10 and 12 a.m.
It also open from 03 to 06 p.m., on the first Sunday of the month, with the possibility of guided tours at 04 and 05 p.m.
The building and the park took their name from Orazio Falconieri, who bought the villa in 1628 and commissioned the restoration to Francesco Borromini, who made Villa Falconieri the Wonder we see today. Guided tours are organized and held by the Vivarium Novum Academy.
Castelli Romani are a place of magic and history, in their entirety. Numerous others are those places that reveal every weekend their treasures to the spectators.
Every Saturday and Sunday, except those days that fell on special occasions and religious festivals, these openings of monuments and famous buildings make these places, a stone's throw from Rome the Eternal City, a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a glimpse of a distant past .
Among the events not to be missed we highlight:
1) The water path of Castel Gandolfo - Lake of Albano A naturalistic itinerary on board of the Ente Parco boat that will take you through the beauties of Lake Albano. Event that takes place every weekend, in the period from the first weekend of March to the first weekend of November
2) San Nilo Abbey Museum and Abbey - The thousand-year-old Byzantine rite abbey built by San Nilo in 1004 AD
3) Sforza Cesarini Park - Genzano di Roma (Rm) The beautiful romantic garden, created in English style, with native and exotic plants, small waterfalls, nymphaeums and some amazing views of Lake Nemi.
4) Marino's underground caves - Piazza Matteotti - Marino Opening of the underground caves, a real city under the city, which extends for kilometers below ground.