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  • Villa d'Este
    Villa d'Este
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  • Rocca Pia, Tivoli
    Rocca Pia, Tivoli
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  • Villa d'Este
    Villa d'Este
    by lotharscheer
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    A day to Ostia Antiqua. You go...

    by eden_teuling Written Aug 24, 2002

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    A day to Ostia Antiqua. You go to the Railway station by bus e.g., buy a return ticket for Ostia and wait for the comfortable train, but always be on the alert...for itchy fingers... The oly thing you have to do is 'cambio' and that means 'change trains' otherwise you will end up somewhere unknown. Their knowledge of English is scanty, so have your little book 'How and What in Italian' at hand.
    Travelling by train is very pleasant.
    In this photo you see 'the Public Toilets' (in Rome and Ostia Antiqua) because people didn't have toilets in their houses, they went to these public toilets like going to a public bath. You can see that they sat there side by side, probably gossiping? : can you imagine????

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    TIVOLI Visit Villa Adriana,...

    by princesss Written Aug 24, 2002

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    TIVOLI Visit Villa Adriana, Emperor Hadrian's summer hideaway. Although the site was plundered over the millennia, enough remains to convey its general magnificence. Highlights include an island villa, the Imperial palace with its piazza of gold, and the remains of the baths complex.
    Renaissance glories are still intact at the Villa d'Este, famous for its fabulous landscaped gardens and mischievous fountains. Its prime attractions lie in the views of the gardens and fountains gained from its windows. In the gardens, water cascades into the air, pours down terraces, glides in horizontal pools and shoots from the mouths and nipples of statues.
    Besides these attractions, Tivoli is also just a nice place to wander around or shop; prices are cheaper than in Roma. I’d say this is a very nice day trip if you're staying in Rome.

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    OSTIA ANTICAFor over 800...

    by princesss Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    OSTIA ANTICA
    For over 800 years, till the invasions of the 5th century AD, Ostia was a bustling port city of merchants, sailors and slaves. Situated at the mouth of the Tiber River, the ruins today provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the empire's plebs. There are many interesting ruins, temples, forum and warehouses. Ostia Antica has a good museum, housing statues, mosaics and wall paintings found at the site.

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    Odescalchi Castle

    by BarryAir Written Aug 21, 2005

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    Odescalchi Castle

    Take a tour of the Castle .The view of Lago Di Bracciano is Fantastic!!!There is a good collection of ancient weaponry inside.

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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Museum Visits
    • Architecture

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    Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano - An Inside Tour

    by Krystynn Updated Jan 16, 2004

    Follow me as I bring you on a quick virtual tour around the castle.

    Perhaps you might be tempted to part with €5,000 to €7,000 for a 1-week stay at Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano this summer!

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    Villa Hadrianus

    by Igraine Written Dec 7, 2003

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    For a great day in the country visit the Villa Hadrianus. Built for the emperor with that name as a retreat and pleasure.

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    • Castles and Palaces

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    A fruit mosaic column in the Villa d' Este

    by Packerman Updated Feb 2, 2003

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    Fruity column

    A fruit mosaic column in the Villa d'Este. This is even off the beaten path within the Villa. I believe it to be near the fontana della Civetta.

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    The Organ Fountain at Villa d' Este

    by Packerman Updated Feb 2, 2003

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    Fontana dell' Organo

    The Organ Fountain at Villa d'Este. It used to play music on a water-powered organ but doesn't anymore. I found the statues on the fountain very interesting. Gives a superb view of the area below!

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    The lake of Canterno

    by janchan Updated Jan 22, 2003

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    The placid lake of Canterno (Frosinone). It is the largest carsic lake of Europe. It's about 100 km SE of Rome, near Fiuggi.

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    The region Lazio, visit the...

    by Nijntje Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The region Lazio, visit the little villages around, it's beautifull.
    The sea is very clear and the villages have a lot of culture to see.
    A dream in reality !

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    The castle of Bracciano

    by janchan Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Orsini-Odescalchi castle in the town of Bracciano, a nice place at less than 1 hour from Rome on the lake with the same name.

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    Artena

    by janchan Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Another countryside town near Rome... here is Artena.

    Check the travelogue for more pictures and infos !

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