Rome is a gorgeous city. It’s one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and every year millions of people journey there. Outside of Rome, there are various other cities. Italy is a favorite country among tourists, so travelers usually take their pick from various big-name cities. However, there are also adventures to be had close to Rome. There are neighboring areas and places where travelers can get off the beaten path and explore something new.
Less than one hour from Rome, Calcata is a gorgeous Medieval town. It’s buildings are covered in ivy, making every moment an Instagram-worthy one. The town was abandoned back in the 20th century due to fears the walls would crumble. However, this town is not a ghost town; eventually, people migrated back to the village and it evolved into an artsy gem.
Also nearby Rome is the Giardino Di Ninfa or the Garden of the Nymphs. This beautiful area is home to plants and flowers who made the Medieval town of Nympha their home. This romantic garden is a great spot for dates. It was created in the early 1920s and is currently maintained by the Italian Environmental Fund. It’s only open a few weekend days each year to preserve the beauty so plan accordingly.
Castelli Romani is an area home to a some of the best strawberries. Visit the town, Nemi, during its annual strawberry festival, hosted between May and June. Make sure to take some strawberries for the road and try a slice of strawberry cake while there.
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with some of the most beautiful views of the nation’s capital, Alexandria, Virginia, is one of the most endearing small cities in America. From the historic charm of Old Town to the artistic development of the waterfront and the bohemian flair of Del Ray, Alexandria has something for everyone. With increased attention comes an ever-exploding culinary scene and, despite its size, Alexandria already overflows with excellent options. These five will give you the best representation of the city’s diverse scene.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
Picking a destination is perhaps the most important part of planning a trip with your family. If your group includes small children, there are some destinations better suited to your needs than others. Consider these spots for your next trip with the little ones.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Start your day with breakfast at a colorful eatery: Good Morning Mama’s Cafe. Breakfast is served all day and includes tantalizing options like Italian fried biscuits rolled in sugar and cinnamon, and So-Bro chicken, which includes country-fried chicken, home fries, sausage gravy, eggs and a biscuit. You’ll spend less than $15 for most breakfast items.