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.
Getting freebies, perks and upgrades aren’t just for business travelers or road warriors with a cache of frequent-flyer miles. Just about anyone can get a boost in their travel plans with the right strategy in hand. From flights to hotel suites, here’s how to get upgrades that no one seems to talk about.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.