Castelli Romani is a charming hilltop village in the heart of Lazio’s wine making country, just outside Rome. There are many wonderful little villages scattered throughout the wooded hills of the volcanic landscape, which is dotted with beautiful crater lakes and carpeted with vineyards. This is a wonderfully remote area, and tourist information is limited upon your arrival, so getting to know the area a little before you travel is advised so as not to miss any of the attractions or leisure opportunities that appeal to you and you family.
The Castelli Romani region has been the playground of Italy’s rich and famous for many centuries, and as a result, the landscape is adorned with elaborate villas and stately homes. The villas of Frascati and Ariccia are particularly ornate, with huge decorative gardens and containing some artistic treasures from the local area. Walking is a hugely rewarding activity in Castelli Romani, with a variety of landscapes from dense forests to sparkling lakes offering some sensational views and plenty of spots to stop and have a little lunch in the shade.
The Castelli Romani is an excellent wine producing region, producing some of the finest DOC wines in Italy. Castelli Romani wines are often kept back for special occasions, such is the quality, but from a villa in Castelli Romani, you can really indulge without breaking the bank. The wines are mainly white, coming from Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes, but some reds are also available.
A holiday rental in Castelli Romani is perfectly located for exploration of Rome. Rome is an amazing city, encasing all that makes Italy such a fascinating country, from the ornate monuments of the Roman Empire to the mouth watering cuisine found in the many cafes, restaurants and eateries that hide among the countless attractions of Rome’s streets. The crowds can swell during the summer months, but by taking a holiday letting in Castelli Romani you always have a haven of peace waiting should you wish to escape the crowds.
The long, hot summer lasts from May until September, with average monthly temperatures of around 28˚C, with daily temperatures of less than 30˚C rare. Winters are also extremely mild, with average monthly temperatures of 13˚C during December and January.
The nearest airport to a holiday rental property in Castelli Romani is the smaller of Rome’s airports, Ciampino Airport (CIA). There are regular flights from eight British Airports, from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA), East Midlands (EMA) to London Stansted (STN). Although there is good public transport in the area, if you would truly like to explore the finest spots in Castelli Romani and Rome, a hire car is a huge asset.